Merck Suit To Bar Ky. AG From Hiring Outside Attys Kept Alive

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 3:31 PM ET) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Monday denied the state attorney general’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. that aims to bar the attorney general from hiring outside counsel to help prosecute the drugmaker in a different case.

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves found meritless Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s arguments that Merck does not have standing to assert the claims set out in its complaint, that its claims are not ripe for adjudication and that it failed to state a...
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