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...

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