Common Benefit Attys To Get $315M From Vioxx Deal

Law360, New York (October 20, 2010, 12:04 PM EDT) -- Attorneys from 109 law firms who performed common benefit work for plaintiffs in the product liability multidistrict litigation over Merck & Co. painkiller Vioxx will split a $315.2 million fees award, about 20 percent of the total attorneys' fees pool connected to a $4.85 billion settlement.

Judge Eldon Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled Tuesday on what had been a hotly contested issue, deciding that a certain group of attorneys had done the lion's share of the work on...
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