$10M Verdict For Accutane User Nixed On Appeal

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court has vacated a jury verdict awarding $10.5 million to a woman who claims Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.'s acne treatment Accutane caused her inflammatory bowel disease, resulting in the removal of her colon.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on Thursday vacated the award to Accutane user Kamie Kendall and ordered a new trial in the case, saying the trial court judge improperly barred Roche from presenting evidence the company said would show that Accutane does not cause...
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