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Vioxx – A Lesson About Law And Lawyers

by William Jorden on June 7, 2011

by William T. Jorden, Esquire Last month, August 12, 2005, a small town Texas jury returned a sensational verdict for Plaintiff, Carol Ernst, against pharmaceutical giant Merck and Company. Evidence established that Mrs. Ernst’s husband, Robert, age 59, died of Vioxx induced fatal arrhythmia and heart attack. Ernst, a produce manager at a WalMart Store, […]

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Auto Law News

by William Jorden on March 10, 2011

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that seatbelt defect cases are not preempted.  Ruling 8-0, the Justice has held that the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act does not block state law tort suits over defective seat belts.  In an amicus brief, the American Association for Justice “argued that state tort remedies complement, rather than […]

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