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BREAKING NEWS ~ Mistrial declared in first federal Vioxx case

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the judge in the first federal Vioxx [JURIST news archive] case has declared a mistrial. The jury reported over the weekend that it was deadlocked, but US District Judge Eldon Fallon had urged them to resume their deliberations [JURIST report].

10:28 AM ET - Judge Fallon has said he will meet with lawyers from both sides to set a new trial date. Reuters has more.

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