25 Total Quotes

Mark Lanier Quotes

This is right. Justice is done, amen.
Mark Lanier
#Justice

We've seen a decade of deception by Merck.
Mark Lanier
#Deception

Merck's behavior, in my mind, was tantamount to negligent homicide. They were going to kill people and they knew it.
Mark Lanier
#Behavior

[The jury awarded plaintiff Carol Ernst $243 million, though Texas law prevents her from collecting damages that high.] When the dust settles there will be $26.3 million at 10 percent interest annually, ... I'm not sure Ms. Ernst will see any of that for the next five years.
Mark Lanier
#Law

This case is about folks trying to make money off of people in a desperate situation. That's not right. You come to people's rescue when they are in a desperate situation. You don't target them as something you can make money off of.
Mark Lanier
#Money

The jury saw the truth in black and white.
Mark Lanier
#Truth

Chris has been involved in this litigation from the very beginning. He knows it extremely well.
Mark Lanier
#Beginning

Seeger needs to give the closing of his life. I would have tried it differently. I would have made marketing the center issue of the case, and Chris chose to make causation the center issue. By closing arguments, our case was over. This case can go either way.
Mark Lanier
#Life

The lawyers have to try to give the jurors on their side the ammunition to sway the other jurors during deliberations. That's the key.
Mark Lanier
#Ammunition

I plan on using it to show she's been less than honest with other juries.
Mark Lanier
#Honest

This lawyer didn't make marketing and Merck's deceptions on science the center of the case, ... And that was a mistake because that's the most compelling part.
Mark Lanier
#Marketing

This lawyer didn't make marketing and Merck's deceptions on science the center of the case. And that was a mistake because that's the most compelling part.
Mark Lanier
#Marketing

My strategy is, right is right, and wrong is wrong. If you know your drug may kill people, you owe the duty to warn them.
Mark Lanier
#People

He and the clinic are working together to see how Eric can best save lives and best do his work as a doctor and a scientist. Those conversations are ongoing--and their conversations because Eric loves the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic loves Eric. He's not looking to get out of there even, he's trying to analyze his different options on what he wants to do in life.
Mark Lanier
#Work

From Merck's victories, I've leaned that you must tie their lawyers to the truth. They specialize in mudslinging.
Mark Lanier
#Truth

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

I don't mince words. I speak bluntly, and I'll continue to do that. Remember, this is coming from a company that, in the last (New Jersey) trial, engaged in a shouting match with the judge. I promise I won't do any of that. We just need to be nice and polite - to the court, to the jury, to each other.
Mark Lanier
#Company

I don't mince words. I speak bluntly, and I'll continue to do that.
Mark Lanier
#Words

The clock is great! We will have 40 hours to present our evidence. The bad guys have 35. We will speak in clear, simple sentences.
Mark Lanier
#Present

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Mark Lanier
#Growth

Their motion is a diversion. I also think it's the pinnacle of hypocrisy.
Mark Lanier
#Hypocrisy

You've got to punish them. You've got a chance to say this is how business is going to be done from now on out.
Mark Lanier
#Business

They say they heard you. Don't believe it.
Mark Lanier
#Believe

This jury has sent a message out from the backyard of pharmaceutical land that they take their policing powers seriously.
Mark Lanier
#Land

Merck should come to the table and accept responsibility.
Mark Lanier
#Responsibility