'Negotiating Class' Bid Slammed In Opioid MDL
Law360 (June 24, 2019, 6:21 PM EDT) -- Drug distributors, pharmacies and state attorneys general on Monday launched a salvo against a novel bid by local governments in the opioid multidistrict litigation to create a "negotiating class" to seek a global settlement of claims that drug companies fueled the opioid crisis.
In separate filings, the pharmacies, drug distributors and state attorneys general voiced their opposition to a recent proposal by roughly 40 local governments to certify a class to negotiate a deal with thousands of municipalities. Cardinal Health, McKesson Corp. and other drug distributors said that while the proposal to create a bloc of cities and counties to pursue...
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