Attys Gripe At Vioxx Deal's All-Or-Nobody Provision

Law360, New York (January 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The firms that represent 2,600 Vioxx plaintiffs are contesting a provision in Merck & Co.'s settlement deal that prohibits lawyers from advising their individual clients differently on whether to accept or reject the $4.85 billion payout.

A handful of Missouri- and Illinois-based firms, among them Carey & Danis LLC, the Lowe Law Firm, Schaeffer & Lamere and Evan Buxner of the Walther Glenn Law Firm, filed their challenge on Thursday.

The firms asked Judge Eldon Fallon to declare unenforceable the portion of the settlement that provides...
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