Plaintiffs Firms Wage Battle Over Fees In Vioxx MDL

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A discovery motion has been lodged by a group of plaintiffs attorneys angered over the amount of fees heading to the common benefit plaintiffs counsel in the $4.85 billion settlement in the multidistrict product liability litigation over Merck & Co.'s Vioxx.

The motion for discovery, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by the objectors' liaison counsel is the latest salvo in a battle over whether the common benefit plaintiffs counsel — which includes some of the most prominent plaintiffs...
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