Celebrate Merck Day
This tip comes from PharmaGossip.
In my ongoing one-day celebration of our drug companies, it is now time to celebrate Diane P. Sullivan, the dazzling blonde lawyer who defends Merck, and who just accused a little old lady for her own heart attack.
"For somebody like Mrs. Doherty, it's not whether you're going to have a heart attack, it's when," Ms. Sullivan said.
And when Ms. Sullivan speaks, juries listen, according her law firm website:
"Most recently, Ms. Sullivan served as lead trial lawyer and earned a major victory on behalf of Merck & Co. in the legal battle over Vioxx. In a case heard in the New Jersey Superior Court before Judge Carol E. Higbee, the second of thousands of suits filed against Merck to proceed to trial nationally, Ms. Sullivan convinced nine jurors to reject the plaintiff's failure to warn and consumer-fraud claims. This defense verdict was featured in The National Law Journal's "Top 10 Defense Wins in 2005" and is "a victory worth noting" according to InsideCounsel, who named it one of the "five verdicts of 2005 that are reshaping corporate defense strategies."
Read all about the most recent trial and the little lady who caused her own heart attack here.