NJ Judge Rejects 2nd Attempt To Certify Vioxx Action

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge has rebuffed a bid to reconsider an earlier decision refusing to certify a class action against Merck & Co. Inc. filed by a group of consumers hoping to recoup out-of-pocket expenses for their use of the pharmaceutical giant's withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.

Judge Carol E. Higbee of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Counties of Atlantic and Cape May, ruled Thursday that the plaintiffs hadn't offered any facts or arguments in their motion for reconsideration that the court hadn't already considered when denying...
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