The Big Picture: Opioid MDL's 1st Bellwether Gets Underway

Law360 (April 30, 2021, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The gloves are finally coming off after years of fighting in multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis. Appalachian communities and drug companies are squaring off in the MDL's first bellwether trial before a West Virginia federal judge. The trial starts on May 3 and is scheduled to last about 12 weeks.

Here, Law360 dives deep into the latest trial news in West Virginia and looks back at some of the key case developments that led up to this moment.



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