Opioid MDL's Pharmacy Bellwether Trial Nudged To November

Law360 (January 30, 2020, 2:12 PM EST) -- The Ohio federal judge overseeing multidistrict opioid litigation has moved back to November an eagerly awaited bellwether trial targeting the nation's largest pharmacy chains, a top plaintiffs' attorney in the MDL said Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster set a new trial date of Nov. 9 — compared to the previous date of Oct. 13 — for test cases that the northern Ohio counties of Cuyahoga and Summit are waging against a half-dozen pharmacy retailers, including CVS Health Corp., Walgreen Co., Rite-Aid Corp., and Walmart Inc., according to Peter Weinberger of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, counsel for the counties....

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