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Lead Attorneys In Vioxx Settlement Get $315.3M

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The federal judge overseeing the thousands of lawsuits filed over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx has ruled that the lead lawyers in the case will get $315.3 million, while other lawyers who sued Merck & Co. will share $1.2 billion. U.S. District Judge Eldon J. Fallon, in a ruling Tuesday, wrote that. . . . Full version available to subscribers.