Judge’s Ruling Will Suspend Texas Vioxx Suits

Law360, New York (April 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In what may be a temporary reprieve for Merck & Co. Inc., a state court judge has issued a ruling that will put on hold a slew of personal injury cases in Texas over the drug giant’s suspended arthritis medication Vioxx.

State District Judge Randy Wilson on Friday granted Merck’s motion to dismiss part of a lawsuit filed in a Harris County, Texas court by Ruby Ledbetter after attorneys for the drug company argued that a 2003 Texas law prevented the plaintiff from claiming she wasn't...
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