Distributor Urges 6th Circ. To Revive Opioid Coverage Suits

By Shane Dilworth (January 25, 2022, 1:33 PM EST) -- A drug distributor told the Sixth Circuit on Monday that a Kentucky federal judge erred when narrowly construing policy language to find two insurers had no duty to fund its defense of 77 suits brought by state and local governments over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

A drug distributor appealed its case to the Sixth Circuit, arguing that a federal judge's ruling that two insurers had no duty to fund its defense of 77 opioid-related suits should be overturned. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) In opening briefs filed in two separate cases, Quest Pharmaceuticals Inc. urged the appeals court to overturn...

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