Judge Cuts Fosamax Award From $8M To $1.5M

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A judge has sliced $6.5 million from an $8 million award won by plaintiff Shirley Boles in a product liability case against Merck & Co. over Fosamax, an osteoporosis drug, but upheld the verdict despite claims of inappropriate conduct by an attorney.

Judge John F. Keenan issued the ruling on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in which he denied Merck’s request for judgment as a matter of law and the drug maker’s motion for a new trial largely...
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