Fosamax Judge Weighs Tossing Of $8M Boles Verdict

Law360, New York (September 8, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A federal judge is weighing whether to throw out an $8 million verdict against Merck & Co. Inc. over jaw-rotting claims related to Fosamax on the grounds that the plaintiff's lawyer unfairly swayed the jury with an "outrageous" closing argument.

Merck lawyer Paul F. Strain of Venable LLP argued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that Judge John F. Keenan either grant judgment as a matter of law to Merck on the claims of plaintiff Shirley Boles or order...
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