The lead lawyer, Paul T. Farrell, Jr. has not agreed to the offer. “West Virginia fully supports the national settlement on behalf of every other state,” said Mr. Farrell, who represents numerous West Virginia small governments. “It’s just not good enough for us.”
The purpose of this phase of discovery is to allow the defendants to hear first-hand the impact on public health and the safety of our community.
Supply side economics is premised on the idea that “supply creates it own demand.” This certainly holds true for prescription opioids.
Our mission in the opioid litigation was to bring transparency to the volume of prescription opiates sold into our communities across the country.