Jury selection has been completed in the second Vioxx trial
“The proceedings moved quickly, however, as one person after another declared an inability to remain impartial, or insisted being a juror on a trial that could last up to six weeks would be a hardship.
One man, for instance, stood up as soon as his name was called and, instead of sitting in the jury box, quickly said a friend had died after taking Vioxx. Higbee dismissed him immediately.
Another man was equally adamant about holding a bias in favor of Vioxx and also was dismissed. ‘I’d rather have my Vioxx,’ he said, as he limped out of the courtroom while leaning on a cane.”