Policy

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June 30, 2020

Insurers Have Duty to Defend Opioid Cases According to Ohio Appellate Court

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).
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June 30, 2020

Ohio Appellate Court Rules That Insurer Must Defend Party Involved In Opioid MDL

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.
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June 10, 2020

Ohio lawmakers introduce five bills to combat opioid crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio lawmakers are working to combat the opioid crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 11, 2020

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Comprehensive Opioid Plan

Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing five different pieces of legislation they say will deal with the state’s opioid abuse problem in a comprehensive way.
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May 10, 2020

Guest column/We can’t take our eyes off addiction crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Schools are closed, church pews are empty, and businesses have shuttered. Yet even in this unprecedented time, we cannot forget about the many concerns we had before the pandemic.
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May 11, 2020

Portman Column: Address addiction in pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world, it seems as though every aspect of life before this crisis has been put on hold. Yet even in this unprecedented time, we cannot forget about the many concerns we had before the pandemic.
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May 10, 2020

Ohio House: Manning’s workforce legislation to combat opioid crisis passes

State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced May 6 that House Bill 365 passed the Ohio House of Representatives.
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March 11, 2020

Ohio officials agree on plan to split any opioid settlements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Local officials representing nearly 85% of Ohio’s residents have agreed to a plan to share any money brought in from settlements with companies over the toll of opioids.
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