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Mich. Can't Sue Merck Over Vioxx, Appeals Court Says

Law360 (March 18, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A Michigan appeals court ruled Thursday that a state law bars the state from suing Merck & Co. Inc. over the millions of dollars it spent on Medicaid reimbursements for the painkiller Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004.

In a 2-1 decision, the State of Michigan Court of Appeals held that the state attorney general's lawsuit was a product liability case, and therefore is not allowed under a state law which immunizes pharmaceutical companies against product liability suits over U.S. Food and Drug...
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