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Alleged Vioxx Deception Earns Attys. $4M

Law360 (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Having lost another battle in its war over the much-maligned painkiller, Merck & Co. must pay $4 million to plaintiffs' attorneys in a New Jersey case that alleged it hid information from doctors about the heart attack risks of Vioxx.

"It is a pity that Merck is forcing our nation's court system to waste thousands of hours of time and millions of dollars to hear these fraud claims after a jury has already said the company committed fraud,” said lead attorney Mark Lanier of the Lanier...
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