6th Circ. Again Refuses To Boot Judge From Opioid MDL

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 6:17 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday shot down a second bid to disqualify an Ohio federal judge from overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation after CVS Pharmacy Inc. and other national pharmacy chains accused him of blatant bias.

In a brief order, the panel dismissed the pharmacies' request to disqualify U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, saying its rules don't allow for motion practice to police the actions of federal district courts. The pharmacies also failed to identify a clear basis for the panel's jurisdiction over their interlocutory motion, the panel said.

At the end of June major pharmacy chains, including Walgreen Co. and...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!