Plaintiffs Firms Bare Teeth Over Merck Shareholder Suit

Law360, New York (October 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A battle is brewing between plaintiffs law firms vying for control over ongoing securities litigation pending against Merck & Co. that alleges the pharmaceutical giant defrauded investors by covering up health risks associated with the painkiller Vioxx.

The feud was revealed on Thursday in court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Decotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler LLP, counsel for the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi in the high-stakes litigation....
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