NY To Push Back On Efforts To Split Landmark Opioid Trial

Law360 (January 7, 2021, 5:58 PM EST) -- The state of New York is signaling that it is ready to push back against two Long Island counties' bid to de-consolidate their joint trial against opioid makers in a closely watched case.

Readying for a trial against opioid manufacturers over claims they fueled a nationwide addiction crisis, the state received permission Tuesday from a state court in Suffolk County to file papers that will lay out its position in favor of the status quo: going to trial alongside Suffolk and Nassau counties.

The counties in December balked and asked to change that plan after the court said in November that...

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