In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen sits down with one of the greatest trial lawyers of all time, Attorney Tom Girardi, founding partner of Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, California. They will discuss how the life of a trial lawyer has changed over the years, Vioxx litigation, jury verdicts and Tom’s love for the law profession.
Vioxx litigation is always upredictable. A $26 million jury verdict against Merck was overturned in Texas. Separately, an appeals court in New Jersey sharply reduced a verdict in another Vioxx case. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Tommy Fibich, partner in the firm of Fibich, Hampton & Leebron, LLP out of Houston, Texas and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, reporter from Texas Lawyer, to explore the reversal of these verdicts. Join us to hear a plaintiff attorney and news reporter’s perspective and see what the future holds for the verdicts of those affected by Vioxx.
Just last week, Merck & Co. decided to settle tens of thousands of claims for $4.85 billion from patients who took the powerful painkiller Vioxx. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they talk to the experts and take us inside the Vioxx settlement. Lawyer2Lawyer welcomes Attorney Thomas V. Girardi from the law firm of Girardi & Keese and Attorney Leigh O’Dell, member of the Vioxx Litigation Team for the law firm Beasley Allen, as they discuss the Vioxx Settlement, Merck’s strategy, reaction to the settlement and the future of Merck and the drug industry. Don’t miss it.
Recently a federal jury ruled in favor of Merck & Co. Inc. in a lawsuit over the painkiller Vioxx, finding there was not enough evidence to link the drug to a Kentucky man’s heart attack. In this show, we will speak with a key attorney on the team representing Merck in the Vioxx cases. On past Coast to Coast shows, we have had lead attorneys for the plaintiffs affected by Vioxx as guests- this time around we will get Merck’s angle. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi as they discuss Merck’s perspective with Attorney Phillip Beck, partner with the firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP in Chicago. Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated show!
In an interesting development in Vioxx news, a New Orleans judge ruled that the $50M in compensatory damages were “grossly excessive.” The judge upheld the verdict finding Merck liable in the case, but he said a new trial must be held to decide how much the manufacturer must pay a retired FBI agent who suffered a 2002 heart attack after taking the painkiller for 2½ years. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our expert attorneys representing Vioxx clients. Coast to Coast welcomes Attorney Tom Girardi of the well-known firm of Girardi Keese in Los Angeles and Attorney Paul Sizemore from the national firm of Beasley Allen located in Montgomery, Alabama.
As jury selection gets underway in the 2nd Federal Vioxx trial in New Orleans, there are more than 13-thousand other cases filed against Merck. Where do they stand? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Ringler Associates Chairman, Dennis English with special guest, Attorney Ted Meadows from one of the largest firms in the nation, Beasley Allen, representing a large number of Vioxx plaintiffs. Get the latest details on Vioxx lawsuits and hear the discussion about Vioxx plaintiffs, the Vioxx trial outcomes to date and Merck’s strategy to defend one of the biggest actions against a pharmaceutical in history.
Coast to Coast, with J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, takes a hard look at the future for VIOXX litigation nationwide, particularly after the recent win for Merck Pharmaceuticals in the New Jersey trial. Very special guests in our discussion are nationally recognized Attorney Tom Girardi of the L-A firm of Girardi-Keese known for taking on goliaths in the past, Attorney Dawn Barrios of the Louisiana firm, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix – both of whom serve on the Liason Committee for MDL-1657 for VIOXX product liability litigation – and NJ Law Journal reporter, Lisa Brennan who covered the recent NJ VIOXX trial and has spoken to jurors and the lawyers on both sides since the verdict. You can’t miss the opportunity to hear this discussion!
Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams from Law.com’s arsenal of law bloggers gets first hand accounts from inside the courtroom at the VIOXX trial underway in New Jersey. A 60-yr old war veteran claims VIOXX caused his heart attack. Special guest, Attorney Sam Davis, from Davis, Saperstein & Solomon, P.C., who has been attending the trial to gather information for his own plaintiffs’ cases against Merck Pharmaceuticals, recounts developments in the trial including some outbursts between Merck lead defense counsel and Judge Carol Higbee. Also joining us on the show is NJ Law Journal reporter Lisa Brennan and well-known defense Attorney Alan Klein from Duane Morris LLP, who was MDL liason counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the diet drug fen-phen litigation. Three important perspectives you won’t want to miss!
Join Ringler Radio co-hosts, Larry Cohen and Dennis English from the 2005 ATLA Convention in Toronto for discussion of the compelling issues facing trial lawyers in America today! Our special guests include Attorney Thomas J. Methvin from the national firm of BEASLEY, ALLEN, CROW, METHVIN, PORTIS & MILES, P.C, the largest plaintiff’s law firm in the Southeast founded by former Alabama Lt. Governor and Attorney Jere Locke Beasley and known best for being at the forefront of consumer litigation nationwide. Hear Attorney Methvin’s discussion of the important topics about the assault on consumer rights by some large corporations, binding arbitration agreements and the latest on the VIOXX trials currently underway. Join our two other special guests, Attorney Michael V. Kaplen from the New York firm of DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP and Dr. Tony Gamboa, an expert in the field of brain injuries, to discuss with us the real stories about clients in brain injury cases.