Merck Wins Dismissal Of Vioxx False Claims Suit From MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (June 14, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Washington, D.C., resident's false claims allegations in multidistrict litigation over the painkiller Vioxx, ruling the Medicaid recipient lacked standing to sue drugmaker Merck & Co.

Judge Eldon E. Fallon dismissed a claim brought by Kenneth Walker under D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, because he didn't allege that the Vioxx he consumed was either ineffective or caused him physical injury. Walker's original lawsuit against Merck was filed under seal in August 2005.

Walker, a Medicaid recipient who was prescribed...
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Case Title

In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

2:05-md-01657

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Eldon E. Fallon

Date Filed

February 17, 2005

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