Going to bat first in litigation over Celebrex is Beasly, Allen whose lawyers lost last the first MDL Vioxx Trial.
The Plaintiff is Rosie Ware. She claims that Celebrex was to blame for a stroke she suffered a year ago at age 53. She alleges that Pfizer and companies it has since purchased understated the risks of the drug and failed to warn consumers of possible side effects.
The case has been set for trial on June 6, 2006 at the Circuit Court of Barbour County in Alabama. This is basically the home turf of the Beasly Firm. There are two Courthouses in that county, and one of them is in Eufaula. It's an idyllic place - it conjures up images of To Kill a Mockingbird combined with a beautiful lake area.
By the way, Eufaula is the hometown of Tom Methvin, the managing partner of Beasly, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles. He and I were classmates together in law school. He is today probably one of the most 'famous' people to call Eufaula home.
I'm sure Pfizer will get a fair trial there.