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West Virginia’s Billion-Dollar Trial Against Opioid Distributors Gets Underway

The three largest U.S. drug distributors, who are accused of helping fuel the opioid crisis that has resulted in nearly 500,000 overdose deaths in the United States, will defend themselves in a trial that kicks off on Monday. The trial …

Oklahoma AG Refiles Litigation Against Opioid Distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has refiled lawsuits against three opioid distributors in one of the state’s counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The litigation previously filed as one case in Cleveland County was refiled as three separate cases …

Oklahoma AG to Refile Suits Against Opioid Distributors in State Court

Oklahoma is dismissing its federal lawsuit against three of the nation’s largest opioid distributors and will refile new lawsuits in state court against each company individual, state Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a media release. The move comes three …

Oklahoma AG Sues 3 Opioid Distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Jan. 13 brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court …

Four Drugmakers Reach $260M Settlement, Ending Opioid Trial Set to Start Today

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland. The settlement covers drug distributors and …

Mississippi Files Suit Against 3 Opioid Distributors

Mississippi is suing three opioid distributors, saying it failed to prevent the diversion of those drugs into the state and contributed to the opioid crisis. The complaint was filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp. and …

New York City Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for fueling a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit sought $500 million of damages to …

Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic

Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. The lawsuit, filed by Delaware Attorney …

3 Native American Tribes in Dakotas Sue Opioid Industry Groups

Three Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, alleging they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid …