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Riverboat Poker And Paradoxes: The Vioxx Settlement

I have this essay in the March 21 WLF Legal Backgrounder, responding in part to POL blogger Marie Gryphon's earlier City Journal piece:

Poker players learn to read the cards of the other players at the table by their actions. Betting patterns and other "tells" can permit a good poker player to understand the strength of his opponents' cards without ever seeing them. There have been only a handful of Vioxx trials, but the announced settlement of the Vioxx litigation provides strong tells as to the weakness of the plaintiffs' claims--and of the weaknesses of current pharmaceutical product liability law.

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