CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Purdue Pharma, the maker of the pain drug OxyContin, has reportedly offered a settlement in a lawsuit filed by more than 1,500 counties and municipalities over claims that it helped ignite the opioid crisis that has left hundreds of thousands dead over two decades.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge overseeing nationwide litigation against the opioid industry stripped plaintiffs of potentially important evidence when he prohibited three witnesses from testifying that drug-company marketing and educational programs caused physicians to prescribe too many opioids to their patients.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri woman alleges her teenage son became addicted to using JUUL e-cigarette products because JUUL makers misled and defrauded minors about the attributes and health benefits of using the product.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Employment litigation cases are on the rise in the Southeastern U.S. where tens of thousands have been filed in federal court since 2009, but employers are largely winning, a California-based litigation data research company said in a recent report.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.