Cherokees Drop 'Public Nuisance' Theory In Opioid Bellwether

By Adam Lidgett (January 11, 2022, 6:55 PM EST) -- The Cherokee Nation said it was no longer going to pursue its public nuisance theory of liability against major pharmacy chains in a tribal bellwether case in multidistrict opioid litigation.

In a corrected filing docketed in federal court on Tuesday, the tribe disclosed it was going to voluntarily drop its claim of public nuisance against pharmacy giants Walmart Inc., Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy Inc. The tribe followed up by filing a formal motion to dismiss the claim in its suit Tuesday afternoon.

The tribe's filing came just about two months after the Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a $465 million opioid verdict...

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