Jury Deadlocks In Two California Vioxx Cases
A California state superior judge proclaimed a mistrial in the cases on Thursday after 12 jurors hearing both cases in Los Angeles court deadlocked 7-5 following seven days of deliberations.
Both plaintiffs—Lawrence Appell of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Rudolph Arrigale of Westminster, Calif.—filed suits against Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck over the painkiller, which they claimed led to their heart attacks.
The jurors in...
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