New Jersey Enters Multi-State Settlement With Merck, Schering-Plough On Vytorin

TRENTON—New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Merck & Co. Inc, Schering-Plough Corporation, and a joint venture of the two companies, MSP Singapore Company, LLC, resolving an investigation into a lengthy delay by the companies in issuing negative results from a clinical trial of their cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today.

Attorney General Announces Mortgage Fraud Lawsuits

TRENTON – Continuing the state’s effort to combat mortgage-related fraud, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today the filing of two new lawsuits charging a total of 10 individual and corporate defendants with selling bogus loan modification services to distressed homeowners.

Daggett Declares Independence

STATE—Chris Daggett, the independent candidate for governor who earned a doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts and held top environmental protection posts in the Kean and Reagan administrations, has issued a “New Jersey Voter Declaration of Independence” to show why he is the only qualified candidate in the race.

$29 Billion State Budget’s Passage Is No Victory For Corzine

TRENTON – New Jersey’s $29 billion fiscal 2010 budget passed last month despite opposition from Republicans. The vote wasn’t the victory Gov. Jon Corzine was hoping for. The Democratic governor saw his disapproval rating climb to 60 percent an all-time high, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted after the budget was approved.