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Vioxx and Texas liability reforms

Despite doomsaying talk last year that Texas's landmark liability reform package was so sweeping as to wipe out the prospects for plaintiffs' recovery, Texas Lawyer has confirmed that suits against Merck over its painkiller are being filed in volume in the Lone Star State, though it's true some are being forum-shopped to other jurisdictions considered more favorable.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.