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Judge Throws Out $51 million Vioxx award



A new trial was ordered on damages only in the Barnett case -- the judge conceded that no non-biased jury could have concluded that a 50 year old FBI agent suffered damages to the extent this jury found. The plaintiff was retired, so lost wages and earning capacity had no bearing on the damages � and, while his energy may be reduced, he apparently has returned to many of his daily activities....

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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