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Pfizer wins dismissal of U.S. investor class action ahead of trial
Tuesday July 08th 2014, 8:30 pm Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc won the dismissal Tuesday of a long-running shareholder class action accusing the company of misleading investors about the safety of its Celebrex and Bextra pain-relieving drugs. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in New York came ahead of a Sept. 9 trial in the case, which investors launched in 2004 and followed an earlier ... [News Source]

Merck, Pfizer, HSBC could be big winners from shareholder case
Tuesday June 24th 2014, 12:12 pm Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected torule in a major case that could make it much harder for shareholders to band together against public companies in securities fraud class actions. [News Source]

Ruling may slow shareholder suits
Saturday June 21st 2014, 1:40 pm Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Halliburton and against shareholders, then other businesses will gain, as well. [News Source]

Merck, Pfizer, HSBC could be big winners from shareholder case
Saturday June 14th 2014, 8:18 pm Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a major case that could make it much harder for shareholders to band together against public companies in securities fraud class actions. [News Source]

Merck, Pfizer, HSBC could be big winners from shareholder case
Thursday June 12th 2014, 11:35 am Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

By Andrew Longstreth NEW YORK (Reuters) - Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a major case that could make it much harder for shareholders to band together against public companies in securities fraud class actions. If the court rules in favor of Halliburton and against a group of shareholders, then the oilfield services company won't be the only business to ... [News Source]

Merck & Co Inc, Pfizer, HSBC could be big winners from shareholder case
Thursday June 12th 2014, 7:44 am Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

Class certification is a critical stage in shareholder class actions because it puts pressure on defendants to settle by increasing the liability they face. [News Source]

Marcellus Wiley joins painkiller lawsuit against NFL
Thursday June 05th 2014, 7:52 pm Filed under Vioxx lawsuit

Former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley has joined a lawsuit against the NFL alleging the league routinely and illegally provided them with prescription pills and various painkillers, putting their health at risk, in order to keep them on the field. [News Source]