The landmark opioid litigation pitting state and local governments against makers and distributors of the highly addictive painkillers is set to go to trial Monday after attempts at a settlement broke down last week.
The Wall Street Journal: More Money Demanded in Opioid Settlement Talks
Plaintiffs’ lawyers for cities and counties are demanding more money from major drug distributors, holding up a wide-ranging settlement of opioid litigation after hours of negotiations failed to result in a deal.
Reuters: Opioid settlement talks fail, landmark trial expected Monday
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New York Times: Opioid Settlement Talks Stumble With Trial Set for Monday
After a long day of negotiations on Friday between major drug industry corporations and thousands of local governments and states suing over the companies’ role in the opioid epidemic, talks ended with the parties — even among the plaintiffs — still far apart.
The Washington Post: A Hometown Lawyer is Suing the Nation’s Largest Drug Companies Over the Opioid Crisis
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Los Angeles Times: Who’s to blame for the nation’s opioid crisis? Massive trial may answer that question
America’s opioid epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives and ensnared more than 2 million more in addiction. To the victims left in its wake, a legal drama scheduled to unfold in an Ohio courtroom next month may feel like a true shot at justice.
The Hill: Drug companies back effort to remove judge from federal lawsuit
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Los Angeles Times: Attorneys: OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement
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PBS: OxyContin maker negotiating settlement worth a reported $12B
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Fox News: Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson verdict figures to impact other opioid lawsuits
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