5 Attys Tapped For Pharmacy Negotiating Team In Opioid MDL

Law360 (April 9, 2018, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The Ohio federal judge overseeing the massive multidistrict litigation over allegedly reckless opioid sales on Monday tapped five attorneys representing retail chain pharmacies to serve on a separate negotiating team to work on settlement talks.

U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster set a negotiating team of attorneys from five firms and appointed Kaspar Stoffelmayr of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, who represents Walgreens in the MDL, to serve as liaison counsel for the chain pharmacies. Judge Polster said in a one-page order that the special masters had recommended that the retail chain pharmacies get their own separate negotiating team....

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