Rimadyl harmful for Golden Retrievers?

Being one of those people who do not have alot of faith in the drug companies, my interest was piqued when I discovered this article about a golden retriever dying from severe poisoning from the anti-inflammatory drug Rimadyl.  After further reading, it seems this problem is not uncommon, and golden retriever owners should be aware of the signs of this anti-inflammatory medication.  The owners of the dog are apparently suing Pfizer. I am interested to know if they were successful.  Please share your stories or experiences with this drug, in relation to goldens.