Expert Testimony Excluded Again In Accutane MDL

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 2:15 PM EDT) -- For the second time in two years, a district judge has thrown out the testimony of the plaintiffs' expert witness in an ongoing products liability case over acne treatment Accutane.

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. granted a motion from attorneys for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., which makes Accutane, to strike from the record the expert testimony of Dr. Ronald Fogel, ruling that Dr. Fogel's opinions overreached the literature on which they were based, namely a study published in Gut, an international journal on gastroenterology....
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