Vioxx Judge Reallocates $315M Counsel Award

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The Louisiana federal judge who oversaw a $4.85 billion settlement in the multidistrict litigation against Merck & Co. Inc. over arthritis medication Vioxx reallocated a $315 million award for common benefit counsel Wednesday.

Several law firms had objected to their chunk of the award earlier this year, after a fee applicant committee made final recommendations as to how the award should be allocated to the 108 common benefit firms.

In a 132-page order, U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon reallocated the award so that some firms...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Eldon E. Fallon

Date Filed

February 17, 2005

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.