Judge Nixes Two Experts In NJ Accutane Litigation

Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation alleging the Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. acne drug Accutane caused inflammatory bowel disease excluded two of the plaintiffs’ expert witnesses on Thursday, concluding their opinions are motivated by preconceived conclusions rather than objective science.

In an opinion and order granting Roche’s motion to bar the testimony of April Zambelli-Weiner and David B. Sachar, Superior Court Nelson C. Johnson said the professors failed to demonstrate “that the data or information used were soundly and reliably generated and are of a...
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