NJ Judge Won't Reconsider Tossing Shareholder's Vioxx Suit

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Friday refused to disturb his decision nixing claims from a shareholder suit against Merck & Co. Inc. over alleged misrepresentations about the painkiller Vioxx, rejecting a Dutch pension fund's contention that he made inconsistent rulings on the same statement from Merck.

In August, U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed certain claims brought by Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act after Merck identified various statements that it said could not be the basis of a...
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