Friday, October 17, 2008

Query on Message Boards for Group Litigation

While doing research for the successor to my piece on Procedural Justice in Nonclass Aggregation, I came across a comment to a Wall Street Journal article on Vioxx litigation that referred me to a member's only Yahoo! group discussing Merck's settlement terms. There are nearly 500 members and over 11,000 posts by plaintiffs and their attorneys (my request for membership is still pending). My question is: how common is this and does this new ability to communicate en masse decrease the informational deficiencies that typically exist between claimants and between claimants and their attorneys? If you have any information on this new phenomenon, I would love to hear from you either by e-mail or comment. Thanks!
ECB

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I am a member of the Merck Settlement Group ... We are a Plaintiffs' Group dedicated to sharing our views of the Settlement Agreement ... And the lack of information from Brown Greer which is Administrating the Merck Settlement and Judge Fallon the Chief Administrator ... We are proactive and we have a founding member who will be meeting tomorrow, Monday October 20, with Judge Fallon ...

Would be pleased to share any information with you that does not violate the terms of the settlement ...

Thank You

Mountain

Posted by: Mountain | Oct 19, 2008 6:31:00 PM

Has Anyone received any money as promiced by the courts yet on the class settlement?????

Posted by: paul | Dec 3, 2008 2:16:04 PM

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