Merck Can't Shield Testimony Docs In NuvaRing MDL

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge overseeing product liability multidistrict litigation against a Merck & Co. Inc. subsidiary over the contraceptive NuvaRing on Thursday rejected a bid by the company to seal a set of documents it argued could be damaging to its reputation.

Judge Rodney Sippel rejected a bid by pharmaceutical company Organon USA Inc. that sought to exclude the testimony of a trio of expert witnesses that they asserted contained "misinformation" that could be potentially damaging to the company's reputation if made public, saying he had...
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