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Texas Plans Opioid Deception Suit, Opposes State MDL

Law360 (May 11, 2018, 10:00 PM EDT) -- Texas will file suit in the next week alleging an opioid manufacturer used deceptive trade practices, the state said in a letter to the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, opposing pretrial consolidation of litigation by Texas counties alleging problematic marketing and sales of opioid medications.

In its letter filed Thursday, the state did not indicate which manufacturer it would be suing, only that it is one of the handful of pharmaceutical companies that in April requested a state court MDL: Watson Laboratories Inc., Actavis LLC,...
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