Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Garza Vioxx Trial: Juror Loaned $$$ by Plaintiff

Jose Manuel Rios, a janitor who served on the jury that found Merck liable for Leonel Garza's fatal heart attack after taking the painkiller Vioxx, testified in a post-trial deposition to borrowing up to $10,000 interest free from Garza's widow, Felicia, the plaintiff in the lawsuit against Merck. He said the loans included $2,500 that was paid off just weeks before he was selected as a juror in the case.

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