NY Urges Justices To Pass On State Opioid Tax Challenge

By James Nani (July 20, 2021, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should reject a challenge to a New York law imposing $600 million in payments on opioid distributors because there's no appeals court split and the law has been replaced, New York's attorney general urged.

Attorney General Letitia James' office told the justices late Monday it opposes a request to review a Second Circuit decision that reinstated the New York law last year. That request was filed by trade groups Healthcare Distribution Alliance and Association for Accessible Medicines and opioid maker and distributor SpecGx LLC.

James' office said the Second Circuit decision was correct and there's no split...

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