By Diana Novak Jones (December 6, 2017, 9:58 PM EST) -- The wave of lawsuits filed by local governments in the wake of the opioid addiction crisis will be centralized in the Northern District of Ohio, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said Tuesday.
In an order issued less than a week after the panel heard arguments over the creation of an MDL to govern a growing group of suits filed against the manufacturers and distributors of the prescription painkillers, the panel sent the cases to U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster.
At least 115 lawsuits in districts across the country currently fall under the MDL's purview, although the JPML's order acknowledged...
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