Meet The Attys Leading The Opioid MDL 'Negotiation Class'

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A team of six top attorneys will now be representing a novel “negotiation class" on behalf of cities and counties in the opioid multidistrict litigation with the hopes of hammering out a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors accused of fueling the devastating epidemic.

Most of the around 2,000 cases have been filed by local governments, and the negotiation class will organize the country's more than 30,000 local governments into one group to broker the terms of a deal.

Individual cities and counties can opt out of the class, and any settlement would have to win approval by 75% of the governments who...

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