Accutane Trial To Begin Monday, As Planned

Law360, New York (September 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a state case in the multidistrict product liability litigation over Accutane, a judge on Friday denied defendant Hoffmann-La Roche’s motion for summary judgment, clearing the way for the trial to kick off on Monday.

A judge in Escambia County, Fla. rejected the defendants’ contention that their inclusion of a warning for inflammatory bowel disease in the popular acne drug's product insert immunized it from liability, said Timothy M. O’Brien, of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, & Proctor, which is one of several firms representing the...
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