Ky. AG Can't Escape Merck Outside Counsel Case

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 3:41 PM EST) -- Kentucky's attorney general can't keep out of federal court Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.'s lawsuit, which aims to bar the attorney general from hiring outside counsel to help prosecute the drugmaker in a state court case, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway had argued that U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves should abstain from the case since his state court suit, filed to join a multidistrict litigation that accuses Merck of lying to its customers about the dangerous side effects associated with...
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