Kentucky AG Can't Dodge Merck's Due Process Suit over Vioxx Contingency Counsel

, The Litigation Daily


U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves in Kentucky first rejected the AG's bid to dismiss the case back in March, sustaining Merck's claims that the use of contingency fee attorneys violates its rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. On Wednesday, Reeves refused to toss the case yet again, handing another early-round victory to the company and its counsel at Skadden and Frost Brown Todd.

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