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4 Key Takeaways As Ohio AG Fires Torpedo At Opioid MDL

Law360 (September 5, 2019, 8:48 PM EDT) -- Ohio's attorney general is making an eleventh-hour bid to block the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation pitting local governments against opioid makers and distributors, but to do so, he must first clear a high bar in showing the state government will be harmed by a trial it is not party to.

Attorney General Dave Yost asked the Sixth Circuit on Aug. 30 to either throw out the case or pause the trial, currently scheduled for Oct. 21, on the grounds that claims brought by Summit County and Cuyahoga County supersede the state's authority to take action against opioid manufacturers as a...

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