• Law Schools, Vioxx

    Law Library Staffer of the Year Averts Disaster at Brandeis School of Law.

    What could have been a tragic story looks to have been resolved in a peaceful manner. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A former University of Louisville student and contract employee was apprehended by University of Louisville Police Friday morning after a law library staff member recognized that he was barred from campus. According to police, Thomas […]

    84 Comments / / Aug 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM
  • In-House Counsel, Merck, Money, Skaddenfreude, Vioxx

    Skaddenfreude: In-House Salaries, Please

    This item, from yesterday’s WSJ Law Blog, caught our eye: As the 11th Vioxx trial got underway yesterday in federal court in New Orleans, Merck disclosed in an SEC filing that it’s giving its general counsel Kenneth Frazier a raise and a promotion, effective Nov. 1. The GC who will forever be associated with the […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 1, 2006 at 9:58 AM
  • Gay, Gay Marriage, Merck, Morning Docket, Politics, Prostitution, Vioxx

    Morning Docket: 10.25.06

    * New Jersey couples anxiously await word on whether they will have the legal right to be as miserable as everyone else. [Newark Star-Ledger via How Appealing; New York Times] * 23,999 problems, but an overweight smoker ain’t one of ’em. [WSJ Law Blog] * People are dying for you to catch me. [CNN] * […]

    0 Comments / / Oct 25, 2006 at 9:10 AM
  • Biglaw, Merck, Morning Docket, Vioxx

    Morning Docket: 09.01.06

    * A juror in the Vioxx case that resulted in a $32 million verdict against Merck took interest-free loans from the plaintiff in the case. Hmm… [Associated Press] * Another dispatch from ConflictsLand: McKesson wants Duane Morris disqualified from representing two Georgia residents against a McKesson sub. [Fulton County Daily Report] * We were only […]

    0 Comments / / Sep 1, 2006 at 10:33 AM
  • Conrad Black, Dorsey & Whitney, Merck, Morning Docket, Options Backdating, Vioxx, White-Collar Crime

    Morning Docket: 8.31.06

    * In the legal and regulatory crackdown on business corruption and white-collar crime, “lawyers serving fraud-ridden companies have emerged relatively unscathed,” reports the Washington Post. Chalk it up to professional courtesy. [Washington Post] * Lord Conrad Black (at right), former media mogul, has had his worldwide assets frozen by a Canadian court. But don’t feel […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 31, 2006 at 10:25 AM