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5th Circuit Rejects Widow’s Challenge To Vioxx Extraordinary Injury Award

Mealey's (October 18, 2016, 8:14 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 11 said a physician’s widow is bound by her signed release in the Vioxx settlement program and that her subsequent state consumer lawsuit alleging fraud about how large an award she was entitled to was properly dismissed by summary judgment (In Re:  Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, Linda Isner, et al. v. Seeger Weiss, L.L.P., et al., No. 15-31070, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18357).

(Opinion available.  Document #28-161020-006Z.)

Jeffrey Isner, M.D., took...
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