California Counties File New Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors
The 30 counties formed a coalition to develop their litigation strategy, which will likely be sent to an Ohio judge who is overseeing hundreds of other opioid lawsuits from across the country.
The Wall Street Journal:
California Counties Jump Into Opioid Litigation
As lawsuits over the opioid crisis have spread nationwide, the country’s most populous state has largely stayed on the sidelines. Now, 30 counties in California are jumping in, seeking recovery for alleged taxpayer losses from the major makers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The counties, largely centered in the rural northern and central regions of the state, are each filing lawsuits in federal court. The actions will likely be sent to a federal judge in Ohio, who is overseeing hundreds of opioid lawsuits filed across the country. (Randazzo, 5/8)