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A Southern District of New York jury delivered the first plaintiff’s verdict recorded in the multidistrict litigation over the anti-bone loss drug Fosamax. A jury in Judge John Keenan’s courtroom took about four hours to decide that Merck & Co. should pay $8 million for present and future pain and suffering to Shirley Boles of Fort Walton, Fla., said Gary Douglas of Douglas & London, who represented Boles along with Timothy M. O’Brien of Levin Papantonio of Pensacola, Fla.

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