PETA Sues Merck Over Research Animals' Living Conditions

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bit Merck & Co. Inc. with a securities lawsuit Friday in Virginia federal court, seeking to stop Merck from soliciting proxies for its 2012 shareholder meeting without informing them of PETA's shareholder resolution on living conditions for animals used for product testing.

PETA asked a Virginia federal judge for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order to ensure that the company informs shareholders of PETA's proposal titled "Transparency in Animal Research," which seeks to avoid repeated government citations...
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