As New Jersey’s next, predictably lengthy Vioxx trial approaches this month in Atlantic City, a lawyer for the plaintiffs is proposing a way to make jury service more palatable: supplemental juror pay.

He’s not talking about a slight bump up of the $40 per diem maximum rate, either. Instead, he’d like to boost it to $100, with the excess funded equally by the plaintiffs and defendant Merck & Co.

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