STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
N.J. Ruling Upholding Dismissal of 2,076 Accutane Cases Will Impact Pending Talcum Powder Appeal
August 3, 2018
TRENTON, N.J. –– A New Jersey appellate court is set to weigh in on a talcum powder admissibility dispute now that the state high court has issued its opinion in an Accutane proceeding, in which the court affirmed the dismissal of more than 2,000 cases on grounds that the exclusion of plaintiff expert testimony was “well-supported and well-reasoned.”
The New Jersey Supreme Court issued the Accutane opinion on Aug. 1, explaining that trial court’s “rigorous gatekeeping” was necessary because the experts’ novel theory of causation contravened consistent findings of no causal association between Accutane and Crohn’s disease.
Earlier this year, ...