DOJ Misled Court About Planned Opioid Suit, Walmart Says

By Jeff Overley (January 6, 2021, 10:46 PM EST) -- Walmart Inc. on Wednesday unleashed fresh allegations of dodgy behavior by U.S. Department of Justice attorneys investigating its sales of prescription opioids, accusing government lawyers of making "disingenuous" statements in Texas federal court about looming enforcement.

The retail giant aired the allegations of insincerity as part of a preemptive lawsuit it is waging against the DOJ and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. According to Walmart, the DOJ called the preemptive suit speculative last month even though the agency "obviously knew" it was about to bring an enforcement action against the company.

"Less than three weeks after telling this court that any controversy...

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!


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?
Ask a question!