Roche Win Upheld In 'Twin Peaks' Star's Accutane Case

By Sindhu Sundar (August 4, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday affirmed a jury verdict in favor of pharmaceuticals giant Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. in a suit over the alleged inflammatory bowel disease risks of its acne drug Accutane that had been brought by James David Marshall, who starred in the cult classic television show "Twin Peaks."

A three-judge panel ruled that Marshall, who had begun displaying some of the symptoms of the chronic ailment roughly seven years before he began taking Accutane in the early 1990s, had not shown that the drug was the substantial cause of his ailment. Roche had shown enough proof that...

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