2nd Bellwether Track Set In Opioid MDL

Law360 (January 2, 2019, 5:13 PM EST) -- The Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation has issued an order creating a second track of bellwether cases, saying the first track of cases represents a large but incomplete portion of the issues relevant to the litigation.

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster said on Dec. 31 that over the course of discovery, it had come to light that the first track of bellwether cases does not represent a full picture of the issues and parties relevant to the litigation. For example, the track one cases don't include all the retail pharmacies named in the MDL, the judge said. Accordingly,...

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