August 4, 2020

City of Vermilion expected to join class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharmacy

CITY OF VERMILION, Ohio (WOIO) - The City of Vermilion is expected to join a class-action lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.
July 28, 2020

Judge Nixes 7% Plaintiffs Attorneys’ Fee on Opioid Settlements

A federal judge overseeing thousands of opioid lawsuits declined on Monday to grant a demand by plaintiffs attorneys for fees that could be worth billions of dollars, a request drug company defendants had said would jeopardize settlement talks.
July 22, 2020

Local claims sought for opioid bankruptcy filing

MEDINA — Proofs of claim tallying what the ongoing opioid epidemic has cost Medina County communities and school districts are being taken in by county Prosecutor Forrest Thompson's office.
July 28, 2020

Sixth Circuit Hears Challenge to Class in Massive Opioid Case

CINCINNATI (CN) — Prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Tuesday that a so-called negotiation class of state and local governments created by a federal judge is unconstitutional.
July 24, 2020

Case to Watch: Opioid plaintiffs to defend novel 'negotiating class' on appeal

A federal appeals court is set to consider a novel framework...
July 17, 2020

Balderson introduces bipartisan bill to tackle worsening substance abuse crisis

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) and a bipartisan group of more than 30 lawmakers unveiled legislation aimed at combating the nation’s ongoing opioid and substance abuse crisis, which has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 10, 2020

Opioid distributors are asked to boost offer to end litigation

States are pushing drug distributors McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. to add $2.3 billion to their $19.2 billion proposal to resolve government lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic.
July 7, 2020

Summit County opioid settlement money to fund programs at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health to support pregnant women impacted by substance abuse

AKRON, Ohio – A task force that makes recommendations on how Summit County should spend money won in settlements with opioid manufacturers has awarded grants to Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health for programs to support expecting mothers, especially those with substance use disorders.