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U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon has declared a new trial is warranted on the issues of damages in a federal case where the jury awarded Gerald Barnett $50 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. In his ruling, Judge Fallon said the award was “grossly excessive”. A new trial date has not yet been set but it is important to note that the same jury will re-hear the evidence. For more information on this Vioxx ruling read this article….

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