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Merck Appeals $26M Jury Verdict In First Vioxx Case

Law360 (September 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Merck & Co. said on Thursday that it is appealing the first jury verdict in the series of trials over the painkiller Vioxx. The plaintiff in the case won a $253 million award, later reduced to $26.1 million because of Texas caps on punitive damages.

“Among several independent grounds for reversal, the company will argue that there was insufficient evidence that Mr. Ernst suffered an injury due to Vioxx and that it was improper to allow testimony by a previously undisclosed witness midway through the trial,”...
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