Vioxx Litigation Group Keeps Up Protest Over Fee Cap

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A collective of attorneys who helped the plaintiffs in the product liability multidistrict litigation over Merck & Co.'s Vioxx painkiller land a $4.85 billion settlement has appealed for a second time the court's decision to put a 32 percent cap on contingency fees.

The Vioxx Litigation Consortium filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Sept. 1, claiming the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where the lawsuits are consolidated, erred when it denied the VLC’s...
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