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Judge Upholds Vioox Liability Verdict Against Merck,
But Calls $50M Trial Damages "Grossly Excessive"

Gerald D. Barnett and Corrine Barnett v. Merck & Co., Inc.

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  • A federal judge upheld a jury's verdict that Merck is liable in the personal injury and product liability trial against Merck, but rejects the jury's $50M damage award. Judge Eldon E. Fallon called the award for compensatory damages “grossly excessive,” and “excessive under any conceivable substantive standard of excessiveness,’ Although the court upheld the jury's $1 million award of punitive damages against Merck, it said that under existing case law, a new trial was needed only to determine the amount of both compensatory and punitive damages against Merck.


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