Judge to Hold Hearing to Continue First Vioxx Trial

According to a press report, both sides to the nation’s first Vioxx trial have asked the judge to continue the trial date.

The trial is set for May 23, 2005. Both sides asked for a continuance because federal judge Eldon E. Fallon, the judge presiding over the Vioxx MDL, asked that the case be continued so that it would not interfere with the federal litigation. That request is not binding on the state trial judge because state cases are not part of the MDL.

The hearing is set for Tuesday, May 3, 2005.