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No. 09-0073
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MERCK & CO., INC. v. FELICIA GARZA, ET AL.

Oral argument was held on January 20, 2010. The Court issued an opinion resolving the case on August 26, 2011. File Closed

In the news...

Tracking 6 articles about this case.

August 31, 2011

Discounting Pro-Plaintiff Verdicts in Bellwether Trials

from Product Liability Monitor

The Court has issued opinions:

August 27, 2011

Texas Supreme Court Nixes $32M Vioxx Award

from Business Law Daily

August 26, 2011

Merck Wins Reversal of $32 Million Vioxx Jury Award in Texas Supreme Court

from Bloomberg News

January 19, 2010

On the docket: Can a child too young to consent to sex have the requisite intent to commit prostitution?

from SCOTXblog

The article also mentions:
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  • IN THE MATTER OF B.W.
  • TRANSCONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. JOYCE CRUMP
  • May 19, 2008

    Garza Marks First Appellate Reversal for Vioxx Plaintiff

    from Texas Lawyer

    May 14, 2008

    Breaking: Merck wins reversal of Garza v. Merck Vioxx $32 million verdict

    from PointOfLaw.com

    Opinion

    August 26, 2011

    Hecht
    Jefferson
    Wainwright
    Medina
    Green
    Johnson
    Lehrmann

    Justice Hecht delivered the opinion of the Court. PDF

     

    Court of Appeals

    Appellate District:4th Court of Appeals
    Outcome Below:Rev & Ren/Rev & Rem/Part
    COA Docket No.:04-07-00234-CV
    Opinion Author:Honorable Sandee Bryan Marion

    Trial Court

    Trial Court:229th District Court
    County:Starr
    Trial Judge:Honorable Alex W. Gabert
    Trial Docket:DC-03-84

    Entries on SCOTX Orders Lists

    Docket Entries

    Date Event Outcome  
    2011-10-31 Case Stored  
    2011-10-20 Mandate issued  
      This case was waiting for a possible rehearing motion between August 26, 2011 and October 20, 2011.  
    2011-08-26 Opinion issued Court of Appeals' judgment reversed & judgment rendered
    2011-08-26 Court approved judgment sent to attorneys of record Issued
      This case was awaiting the Court's decision after oral argument between February 17, 2010 and August 26, 2011.  
    2010-02-17 Phone call from Clerk's Office  
    2010-02-16 Post submission brief filed (Respondent)  
    2010-02-11 Post submission brief filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-01-20 Oral argument  
    2010-01-20 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Respondent)  
    2010-01-19 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
    2010-01-19 Exhibits in case/cause filed (Petitioner)  
    2010-01-14 Correction filed (See Remarks)  
      This case was waiting for oral argument between November 24, 2009 and January 14, 2010.  
    2009-11-24 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-10-29 Oral Argument Submission Form from Attorney received  
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review disposed Filing granted
    2009-10-23 Petition for Review granted
    2009-10-23 Case set for oral argument   Case set for oral argument
      This case was pending on merits briefs between July 10, 2009 and October 23, 2009.  
    2009-07-10 Reply Brief (Petitioner)  
    2009-07-10 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-06-17 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-06-15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-06-11 Brief on the Merits (Respondent)  
    2009-06-02 Motion for Extension of Time disposed.   Filing granted
    2009-06-01 Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief filed  
    2009-05-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-05-11 Case Record Filed  
    2009-05-11 Brief on the Merits (Petitioner)  
    2009-04-21 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-04-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-04-15 Electronic copies of brief posted to website  
    2009-04-14 Record Requested in Petition for Review
    2009-04-10 Brief on the Merits Requested  
    2009-03-11 Reply to Response (Petitioner)  
    2009-03-03 Case forwarded to Court
    2009-02-25 Response to Petition (Respondent)  
    2009-01-27 Appendix Filed (Petitioner)  
    2009-01-27 Petition for Review (Petitioner)  

    Parties

    Party Counsel Role
    Merck & Co., Inc.
    Mr. Rene O. Oliveira
    Mr. Jaime A. Saenz
    Mr. Baldemar Garza
    Mr. Charles C. Lifland
    Mr. John H. Beisner
    Mr. Walter Dellinger
    Mr. Thomas R. Phillips
    Ms. Amy Pharr Hefley
    Mr. Stephen G. Tipps
    Mr. Travis J. Sales
    Mr. Richard L. Josephson
    Petitioner
    Garza, Felicia
    Mr. David H. Hockema
    Mr. Albert A. 'Beto' Munoz II
    Ms. Amy Warr
    Mr. Douglas W. Alexander
    Ms. Alexandra Wilson Albright
    Mr. Kevin H. Dubose
    Ms. Kathryn Snapka
    Mr. Cesar Ricardo Perez
    Mr. Luis M. Cardenas
    Mr. Joe Escobedo Jr.
    Respondent
     
     
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