Former Whitpain Police Officer Acquitted
Former Whitpain Township police officer Gerald Schwartz has been acquitted of all charges stemming from a drunk driving arrest and an alleged physical altercation with his wife while he was off duty in Whitemarsh Township almost a year and a half ago. During the trial, an attorney for the 47-year-old Philadelphia resident argued there was insufficient evidence to convict Schwartz. His wife, the alleged target of the violence, did not testify against her husband.
Pa, Merck, Reach Vioxx Settlement
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with Merck in a lawsuit over the painkiller Vioxx.