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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — A federal judge has granted Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s request for more time to file replies in a lawsuit filed by Merck & Co. over the state’s contract with private attorneys. Judge Danny Reeves, … Read More
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced a settlement Friday with Merck, the maker of the prescription drug Vioxx, to resolve allegations that it failed to disclose potential serious side effects of the painkiller. Merck allegedly … Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — A federal court has denied Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s renewed motion to dismiss a challenge by Merck & Co. over the state’s contract with private attorneys. In a memorandum opinion and order filed last … Read More
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has shot down the state of Louisiana’s claims that it would not have purchased Merck & Co.’s prescription drug Vioxx if it knew of the dangers associated with it. Read More
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two of the nation’s most powerful unions have sued six law firms for their handling of litigation against Vioxx maker Merck & Co. Inc. Read More
W. Mark Lanier
HOUSTON, Texas (Legal Newsline)–The famed Houston plaintiffs’ attorney who Thursday saw a Texas appeals court toss out his client’s $26.1 million verdict against Merck & Co. Inc. over the company’s drug Vioxx said his client will appeal. Read More
(Legal Newsline) – Merck & Co. Inc. notched two major legal victories Thursday, with appeals courts in Texas and New Jersey tossing verdicts against the drugmaker involving the painkiller Vioxx. Read More
Michael J. Sullivan (R)
United States Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Supreme Court (USSC) has agreed to rule on a seven-year-long lawsuit against a subsidiary of “Big Pharma” drug-maker Pfizer in a case that could have a farther-reaching impact.