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Warning Irrelevant In Zocor Case V. Merck: 9th Circ.

Law360 (December 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A woman who alleged that her husband’s suicide was caused by the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor has lost an attempt to reverse a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of Merck & Co. Inc., with a federal appeals court affirming that a failure-to-warn determination in the case would have made little difference.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion affirming a 2007 summary judgment against plaintiff Michelle Latiolais by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central...
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