As the start of Merck's first California trial involving Vioxx fast approaches, the company is seeking to have one of the two consolidated cases thrown out on statute of limitations grounds. The suits are among 1,800 Vioxx cases filed against Merck in California since the company pulled the drug from the market. Attorneys on both sides each got to select a case for trial. A hearing on Merck's motion for summary judgment is scheduled for June 15 and trial is planned for June 21.
Merck Goes for Early Knockout in Calif. Vioxx Case
The National Law Journal
June 8, 2006