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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Gambling on Next Vioxx Jury?

The next Vioxx trial is scheduled to begin on Monday in a state court in New Jersey.

A jury has been selected of which half are Atlantic City casino workers.

Here is an article from Newsday.com on the jury makeup.

According to the article Mark Lanier, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys remarked:

"I like casino workers, because they know there's a place for gambling. It's in the casino, not in the drug market,"

The article also explains the reason behind the seemingly unsually high number of casino workers selected:

"The odds of a jury deck stacked with casino-hotel workers _ for any trial here _ are good. About 48,000 people work in the city's 12 casinos, although not all of them live in Atlantic County, which has a population of a little more than 250,000."


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