Ohio Counties Want Unvaxxed Jurors Out Of Opioid MDL Trial

By Melissa Angell (September 21, 2021, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Two Ohio counties involved in an upcoming bellwether trial against pharmacies in sprawling multidistrict opioid litigation asked an Ohio federal judge on Tuesday to exclude nearly 40 potential jurors who are not vaccinated against COVID-19, saying that allowing unvaccinated jurors to serve on the jury would be likely to disrupt the trial.

Counsel representing the two Ohio counties, Trumbull and Lake, urged U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster to bar 39 potential jurors from the jury pool who indicated on a questionnaire that they are not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The attorneys emphasized that having people who are unvaccinated serve on...

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?
Ask a question!