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Hagens Berman Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Case Against Schering-Plough and Merck
Date:6/10/2008

that can cause heart attack and stroke, as the manufacturers led consumers to believe since 2006.

The companies promoted Zetia heavily, claiming that by adding it to statin treatment, patients could more effectively lower LDL cholesterol which would, in turn, reduce plaque in patients' arteries, according to their advertisements.

But according to the complaint, the companies had prior information that refuted that claim.

To view updates on the case and additional court documents please visit http://www.hbsslaw.com/zetia.htm. You can contact plaintiff's attorneys, Steve Berman or Craig Spiegel at (206) 623-7292 or via e-mail at info@hbsslaw.com.

About Hagens Berman

Hagens Berman, formally Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, is based in Seattle with offices in Chicago, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. Since 1993, it has developed a nationally recognized practice in class-action and complex litigation. Among recent successes, HBSS has negotiated a $300 million settlement in the DRAM memory antitrust litigation; a $340 million recovery on behalf of Enron employees; a $150 million settlement involving charges of illegally inflated charges for the drug Lupron, and served as co- counsel on the Visa/Mastercard litigation which resulted in a $3 billion settlement, the largest anti-trust settlement to date. HBSS served as counsel in a $850 million Washington Public Power Supply settlement and represented Washington and 12 other states against the tobacco industry that resulted in the largest settlement in history. For a complete listing of HBSS cases, visit http://www.hbsslaw.com.

CONTACTS:

Steve Berman (206) 623-7292

Hagens Berman

Steve@hbsslaw.com

Mark Firmani (206) 443-9357

Firmani + Associates Inc.


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