STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Plaintiffs Ask Federal Panel to Establish Consolidated Docket for National Opioid Litigation
September 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Plaintiffs in a majority of opioid lawsuits filed nationwide have petitioned a federal judicial panel to have the cases consolidated before a single federal judge in either Ohio or Illinois.
In a motion filed Sept. 25 with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the plaintiffs request transfer and coordination of all pending federal lawsuits filed by governmental entities against the distributors and manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers.
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Currently, there are at least 66 such cases filed in 11 different federal district courts throughout the ...
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Motion to Transfer