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March 9, 2007

Vioxx Verdict Stands Despite Plaintiff's Widow's Loan to Juror

A $7.75 million jury award to the estate of a man whose death was blamed on only 17 days of Vioxx use will stand after the trial judge let stand the defendant's request for a new trial.  Merck, the defendant, made the request after learning that shortly before the trial, one of the jurors received a $10,000 cash loan from the plaintiff's widow.  Merck will appeal the denial of the retrial motion.  See The Associated Press story.

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