Attys Relaunch Bid For 'Opioid Babies' Track In MDL

By Emily Field (August 21, 2018, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Attorneys representing babies born to mothers who took prescription narcotics while pregnant renewed their push Tuesday for a separate track in the opioid multidistrict litigation, telling an Ohio federal judge that they're being stonewalled by the plaintiffs' executive committee.

The attorneys are seeking to file a new motion for a separate track in the litigation, saying that the current plaintiffs' committee still has no dedicated representative for the babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome and that it's composed exclusively of attorneys for local governments and institutions whose interests clash with those of the babies. And while discovery is underway, the committee...

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