Opioid MDL Judge Says Litigation Track Is A Settlement Aid

Law360 (May 10, 2018, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The Ohio federal judge overseeing the massive multidistrict litigation over the opioid epidemic said Thursday that the newly formed litigation track is no substitute for a settlement, emphasizing his goal of reaching a quick resolution to the litigation.

During the second public hearing in the litigation, U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster said that he viewed the litigation track, created a month ago, as an aid to his goal of settlement and not as a replacement. At the first hearing, in January, the judge set a goal of dramatically cutting the number of opioids in circulation by the end of 2018...

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