“We intend to prove the simple truth that the distributor defendants sold a mountain of opioid pills into our community, fueling a modern opioid epidemic,” said Paul Farrell, an attorney for Cabell County, in a 90-minute opening statement in federal court in the state capital.
States Seek $26.4 Billion From Drug Companies in Opioid Litigation
This article was originally published in The Wall Street Journal. Higher settlement demand comes as trial dates in Ohio and West Virginia add urgency to talks
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.