What Happens If The DOJ Joins The Opioid MDL?

If the U.S. Department of Justice enters multidistrict litigation about the opioid crisis, it could strengthen the negotiating position of local governments but also siphon off some of the money they seek, plaintiffs lawyers say.

The DOJ revealed last week that it may join the MDL and requested 30 days to decide. Attorneys say they’re unsure whether the DOJ is genuinely interested in getting involved and taking the case seriously or is merely trying to appear engaged with the opioid crisis. The crisis involves hundreds of...

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