If all goes according to plan, on Jan. 16, W. Mark Lanier will begin trying as many as nine Vioxx-related cases -- at the same time -- before New Jersey Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee. In July, Higbee identified 39 of the nearly 15,000 Vioxx cases filed against Merck in New Jersey. Last week, plaintiffs counsel in the 39 cases narrowed that roster to nine cases and decided on a voice vote that Lanier will take the lead at the trial, assisted by Chris Seeger, a partner in New York's Seeger Weiss.
Plaintiffs Lawyers Choose Lanier to Try Multiple Vioxx Cases in New Jersey
October 18, 2006