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Class Action Lawsuits

Lea en español What is a Class Action Lawsuit? When you have been hurt because of the wrongful act of another person, you often have to go through a cost-benefit analysis. What’s the potential recovery, and how much will it cost you to get compensation for your losses? If the costs of hiring legal counsel, […]

Merck Vioxx Settlement Has Some Attorneys Uneasy

by Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law Nov. 21, 2007 Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. has negotiated a multibillion-dollar settlement to resolve the outstanding Vioxx product liability claims in the U.S., though some plaintiffs’ attorneys are concerned about participating in the settlement. The $4.85 billion settlement, reached in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of […]

COMMENTARY: Wyeth Lawsuit – Runaway Jury or Runaway Pharmaceutical Company?

by Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law Oct. 16, 2007 Twelve jurors in a Reno, Nev., trial found that pharmaceutical giant Wyeth’s hormone-replacement therapy drugs caused breast cancer in the three Nevada women who brought the lawsuit. The jury awarded the three women compensatory damages in the following amounts: $10.5 million to Jeraldine Scofield, 74; […]