Cherokees Slam Drug Cos.' Bid To Pause Opioid Suit

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 3:45 PM EDT) -- The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday urged an Oklahoma federal judge not to pause the tribe's suit against drug distributors and retail pharmacies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic, asking him instead to rule soon on whether the case should be sent back to state court.

Drug distributor McKesson Corp. and other companies have asked the court to stay proceedings pending a U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decision over whether the suit should be transferred to the MDL, where it would join hundreds of related cases. The Cherokee Nation, however, said in its motion on Tuesday that it wants...

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