Fraudulent Claims in Mass Tort Litigation:

Writing in the N.Y. Sun, AEI's Ted Frank notes that of the eleven Vioxx trials so far, there is reason to at least suspect that plaintiffs were untruthful about their exposure to Vioxx in five of them. Fraudulent claims in mass tort litigation have ample precedent, as in the fen-phen settlement, and the silicosis litigation, the latter of which had a strong precedent in the asbestos litigation.