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.
June 30, 2020
The Ohio Court of Appeals on June 24 enforced liability insurance for a company that had distributed opiates, finding that the insured had a duty to defend the insured in lawsuits filed by government agencies and pending in the Opioid Multidistrict Litigation. Acuity v. Masters Pharm., No. C-190176 (Ohio Ct. App. June 24, 2020).
June 30, 2020
The Ohio Court of Appeals last week held that liability insurers must defend their policyholders who are involved in the still-rising tide of opioid litigation, joining what is becoming a clear trend in this developing arc of the law.
June 25, 2020
An insurer must defend a pharmaceutical wholesaler distributor being sued by governmental entities in connection with its distribution of opioids, even though the entities themselves did not suffer bodily injuries, says an Ohio appeals court, in overturning a lower court ruling.
June 18, 2020
This story is part of a collaboration with the Financial Times, which includes the documentary Opioids, Inc. — now streaming, and premiering Tuesday, June 23 on PBS.
June 11, 2020
Beverly Hillbillies pill-mill parody among evidence Cuyahoga, Summit counties say drug distributor withheld before opioid settlement
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Attorneys for Cuyahoga and Summit counties say a major drug distributor withheld thousands of internal documents prior to reaching a multimillion-dollar settlement with the counties last fall over the opioid crisis.
May 28, 2020
Another crisis that has taken many lives in the valley over recent years is headed to court. It's Trumbull county's lawsuit against retail pharmacies for the damage caused by the opioid addiction crisis.