Merck Appealing Canadian OK Of Vioxx Class Action

Law360, New York (February 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Canadian subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc. will appeal a decision by the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench to certify class proceedings in a Vioxx lawsuit, according to a statement on the Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. Web site Wednesday.

Merck Frosst Canada Ltd., whose parent company is Merck & Co. Inc., believes each plaintiff's case should be tried separately and plans to seek appellate review of the decision, the company said.

"We will continue to argue that centralized judicial management of individual cases, not a...
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