Jury Finds for Merck in third Vioxx Trial.

In a devastating fashion the jury in the third Vioxx trial being conducted in New Orleans before Judge Eldon Fallon came back after only a few hours of deliberations to find for the company today.

The best immediate wrap up and summary is available here in the online Wall Street Journal article.  

We will have more analysis on this verdict, it's impact on other pending cases, and if this might spell the end for the unity shown by the trial lawyers by sticking with the MDL strategy. I have a show planned for next week Attorney Jan Schlichtmann among others to discuss the fall out of this loss and where this litigation might be headed.  

Posted on February 17, 2006 .