Fordham Professor To Lead Fosamax Settlement Talks

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 3:22 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge last week chose a Fordham University School of Law professor as a special master tasked with brokering a settlement of roughly 900 suits consolidated in a multidistrict litigation alleging Merck & Co. Inc.'s Fosamax causes jaw deterioration.

U.S. District Judge John Keenan on Nov. 22 appointed John D. Feerick, formerly dean of Fordham's law school, as special master, noting that the plaintiffs' steering committee and Merck had agreed to his appointment.

The ex-dean, who currently teaches at the school, will seek...
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