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Thursday, November 23rd 2006

Seeking Class Action Status

I’ve applauded Merck fighting every Vioxx case as a single battle. Point of Law goes far, far beyond my understanding in looking at efforts by plantiffs to get Vioxx filed as a class action lawsuit.

That order, as expected by even the plaintiffs, refused to certify a nationwide personal-injury class and hinted that even state-wide personal-injury classes could not be certified as a class because of the predominating individualized issues.