Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Vioxx Trial Closing Argument: Merck Atty in trouble again

Judge Higbee scolded Merck lawyer Diane Sullivan for breaking an agreement on what can be said in the courtroom. Higbee told Sullivan that Sullivan's objection to a reference made by plaintiff's attorney Christopher Seeger during his closing statement was improper.

The issue related to the lack of witness testimony from FDA personnel.

My comment: If counsel ever gets to finish, the jury verdict could be in by Thursday morning.