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Straight to the Heart: Does Merck & Co.'s $100 Million Dollar NuvaRing Settlement Offer Reflect Failed Corporate Governance Policies?
April 7, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Kristen Swift, Widener University School of Law Class of 2014, discusses Merck & Co.'s NuvaRing settlement and the company's corporate governance policies...Recently, Merck & Co. made a major splash across headlines by offering NuvaRing plaintiff's a $100 million dolla....... [more]

UNTSO was founded to facilitate peace in the Middle East
May 29, 2013
On May 29, 1948, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) was founded by the UN Security Council through Resolution 50 with the goals of assisting with peace in the Middle East and responding to tensions that resulted from the founding of Israel. The UNTSO still exists today as one....... [more]

Vioxx jury award overturned on appeal in Texas and New Jersey
May 29, 2012
On May 29, 2008, a Texas state appeals court overturned a $26 million jury verdict against pharmaceutical giant Merck awarded to widow Carol Ernst, who alleged that her husband died after taking painkiller Vioxx. That same day, the New Jersey Appellate Division reduced a jury award in a separate con....... [more]

DOJ and Merck reach settlement agreement in Vioxx suit
November 23, 2011
Merck & Co reached a settlement agreement Tuesday with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), agreeing to pay $950 million in criminal and civil penalties. The agreement includes $321 million in criminal fines and $628 million in civil fines as well as submitting a guilty plea to an information fi....... [more]

Federal judge finds for Merck in Louisiana Vioxx suit
June 30, 2010
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Tuesday ruled in favor of Merck & Co. in a lawsuit filed by the state of Louisiana over reimbursements for the prescription painkiller Vioxx. Louisiana had argued that it would have restricted the sales of Vioxx through....... [more]

Supreme Court rules Vioxx fraud suit may proceed
April 27, 2010
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a suit to proceed against drug maker Merck & Co. over the safety record of its painkiller Vioxx. The court ruled unanimously in Merck & Co. v. Reynolds that the statute of limitations in a securities fraud lawsuit begins to run once the plaintiff actu....... [more]

Supreme Court rules Vioxx fraud suit may proceed
April 27, 2010
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a suit to proceed against drug maker Merck & Co. over the safety record of its painkiller Vioxx. The court ruled unanimously in Merck & Co. v. Reynolds that the statute of limitations in a securities fraud lawsuit begins to run once the plaintiff actu....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments in False Claims Act, Vioxx fraud cases
November 30, 2009
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Graham County Soil & Water Conservation Dist. v. United States ex rel. Wilson, the Court heard arguments on the scope of the public disclosure jurisdictional bar of the False Claims Act, to determine if the Act allows federal jur....... [more]

Merck pulls Vioxx from drug market and faces class actions suit
September 30, 2009
On September 30, 2004, the pharmaceutical company, Merck, pulled its arthritis drug, Vioxx from the worldwide market, due to strokes and heart attacks in patients, but the move did not stop over 45,000 former-users and their families from suing Merck. The plaintiffs, however, have struggled to colle....... [more]

Supreme Court to hear Vioxx fraud case
May 26, 2009
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari in Merck & Co. v. Reynolds, in which the Court will decide when the statute of limitations begins to run in a securities fraud case under the inquiry notice standard. Investors brought a class action suit against the drug maker Merc....... [more]

Florida joins deceptive marketing lawsuit against Merck
October 2, 2008
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Merck & Co. in support of state agencies that were harmed by Merck's allegedly deceptive marketing campaign promoting its prescription painkiller Vioxx. The lawsuit filed in the US District Court of the Eastern Dist....... [more]




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