Friday, August 04, 2006

Vioxx Verdict: No Withdrawal at "The Bank"

Stewart Grossberg's case in California was a quick zero verdict for Merck yesterday. It was seen as important for the company because it came in a courtroom located in Los Angeles' Central Civil West Courthouse, a courthouse known as "The Bank" for its record of granting huge awards in product liability cases.

Several considered Grossberg's case as weak because he took the drug on an as needed basis, not every day. Several attorneys viewed the verdict as only a qualified
victory for Merck.

I'll comment later when I have had a chance to talk to a few more colleagues.