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N.J. High Court Refuses to Review Reversal of $25.1 Million Accutane Verdict

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Supreme Court will not review an appellate court’s reversal of a $25.1 million Accutane verdict in a case in which an Alabama man claims the acne drug caused his inflammatory bowel disease.

Pursuant to an order released on July 23, the plaintiff’s failure-to-warn claims will be retried in the Atlantic County Superior Court on the issues of causation and learned intermediary.

Alabama resident Andrew McCarrell sued Hoffman-La Roche, alleging that he developed IBD as a result of taking Accutane when he was in his early 20s. Shortly after discontinuing his use of the drug, ...

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