When Merck settled federal criminal claims relating to its Vioxx painkiller two years ago, it tried to maintain the attorney-client privilege on documents it turned over to the Justice Department. On Wednesday, a U.S. district court judge ruled that Merck shareholders could see those documents anyway, because a Third Circuit ruling bars the kind of deal that Merck made with the government.
Merck Shareholders Can See Documents Company Gave to Government
The Litigation Daily
December 14, 2012
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