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Tuesday, August 8th 2006

The Truth Behind The Vioxx Case

One of the bloggers at Point of Law puts out an op/ed in the NY Sun discussing why Merck not only shouldn’t settle, but has to try every Vioxx case individually. I’ve always applauded them for that.

But there is another reason why Merck should not agree to a global settlement, one not regularly discussed in the press: fraud is pervasive in mass tort litigation, even in Vioxx litigation, and settling now without safeguards puts Merck in danger of being hit with the billions of dollars of fraud that have infected asbestos and fen-phen settlements.

You can read abou the South Texas case, and just how absolutely ridiculous it was, on the NY Sun website.