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Postpone Opioid MDL Trial? Get Real, Judge Says

Law360 (April 18, 2019, 9:19 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Thursday said that drug companies in the multidistrict opioid litigation are apparently maneuvering to indefinitely delay a bellwether trial and that the idea isn't even worthy of consideration.

The pointed rebuke by U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster swiftly smacked down the companies' new procedural objections. It happened after Judge Polster noted that the companies had proposed moving deadlines for key motions to just six days before an Oct. 21 trial start date, and that they hadn't proposed new deadlines at all for responses and a hearing related to those motions.

“The court can only conclude that...

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