Vioxx Plaintiffs Lawyers Lose Bid for Fees from $950 Million Government Settlement

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Plaintiffs lawyers were granted $315 million in common benefit funds from the $4.85 billion settlement that Merck reached in the Vioxx multidistrict litigation in 2007. But they won't get a share of the $950 million settlement that the federal government and more than 40 states reached with the drug maker last November.

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