Product Liability MVP: King & Spalding's Chilton Varner

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 1:40 PM EST) -- In October, King & Spalding LLP's Chilton Davis Varner won her second pharma liability trial in less than a year when she secured a victory for Merck & Co. in a plaintiffs' choice bellwether case in Fosamax multidistrict litigation, earning her a spot among Law360's product liability MVPs.

Varner clinched a jury verdict for Merck in the bellwether, Secrest v. Merck, in which a patient, Linda Secrest, had claimed that her use of the osteoporosis drug caused bone death of the jaw. Secrest accused Merck of...
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