Texas Appeals Court Makes U-Turn In Vioxx Case

Law360, New York (December 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Texas state appeals court has vacated an earlier decision to overturn a jury ruling for the plaintiff in a Vioxx-related lawsuit, upholding key evidence but remanding the case against Merck & Co. Inc. because of a juror's financial relationship with the plaintiff.

In issuing its opinion Wednesday, the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas vacated its May opinion overturning a $7.75 million ruling for the plaintiff, widow Felicia Garza, who alleges the drug caused her husband, 71-year-old Leonel Garza Sr., to die of a heart...
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