* Consumer lawyers claim unfair disadvantage * Defendants have resources to keep litigating * Merck has won 4 of 5 bellwether Fosamax trials By Moira Herbst NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A string of courtroom victories by drugmakers in key product-liability trials could be a signal that these and other companies can beat back claims in upcoming cases against them. AstraZeneca Plc , Merck & Co and Pfizer Inc are among the companies to win closely watched bellwether cases in ...
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