Merck Can't Duck Jury Award In Fosamax Bellwether Suit

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday denied Merck & Co. Inc.'s attempt to wipe out a $285,000 plaintiff verdict in a bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation claiming the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw deterioration, rejecting its argument that its warning was adequate.

Judge John Keenan rejected a motion for judgment as a matter of law filed by Merck challenging a jury's determination in February that the drugmaker failed to adequately warn plaintiff Rhoda Scheinberg that using Fosamax could cause her to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw....
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Case Title

In Re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

1:06-md-01789

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New York Southern

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John F. Keenan

Date Filed

August 18, 2006


Case Title

Scheinberg v. Merck & Co., Inc.


Case Number

1:08-cv-04119

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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John F. Keenan

Date Filed

May 1, 2008

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