Merck and its lawyers at Skadden struck out last week in a Kentucky case challenging the practice of state prosecutors outsourcing enforcement duties to contingency-fee counsel. Litigation over the practice is far from settled, however, as appellate courts in at least two other states continue to weigh the issue.
States' Use of Private Lawyers Still Under Fire After Judge Oks Vioxx Alliance
The Litigation Daily
May 29, 2013
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