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Mapping The Top Trials To Know In The Opioid Litigation Wave

By Jeff Overley and Ben Jay

Opioid crisis lawsuits against major companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain are heating up in large numbers, producing a byzantine brew of battles in courts all across America. Here, Law360 provides a map that will continue to track completed, ongoing and upcoming trials.

Rite Aid Asks NJ Bankruptcy Court To Stay Ohio Opioid Case

By Emlyn Cameron

Rite Aid Corp. asked a New Jersey bankruptcy judge to issue an injunction blocking the federal government from litigating a whistleblower suit in Ohio over the filling of illegal opioid prescriptions until the bankruptcy court can approve a reorganization plan.

Walmart Insurers Tell Ark. Judge Opioid Epidemic No Accident

By Shane Dilworth

Walmart's insurers urged an Arkansas state judge to find they have no duty to defend the retail giant against suits brought over the opioid epidemic, arguing that addiction and death tied to the powerful prescription pain medications do not constitute accidents covered under their policies.

6th Circ. Won't DQ Special Master Over 'Reply-All' Email

By Mike Curley

The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday refused to compel the disqualification of a special master appointed to manage cases against pharmacy benefits managers in the national opioid multidistrict litigation over an email he inadvertently sent to all parties, saying nothing in the email shows bias.

Justices Grant Purdue Creditors Separate Argument Time

By Alex Wittenberg

The U.S. Supreme Court will allow creditors of Purdue Pharma LP to make their own oral arguments in a case that asks whether the U.S. Bankruptcy Code authorizes as part of a Chapter 11 plan the release of third-party claims against members of the Sackler family.

Justices Rebuff Opioid Doctor's Quest For 2nd Round

By Dan McKay

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition Monday from an Alabama opioid prescriber who asked the justices to review whether lower courts have ignored the tougher prosecution standard established in his own Supreme Court case.

Expert Analysis

J.B. Heaton
Big Cos. Shouldn't Cry 'Settlement Pressure' To Justify Appeal

By J.B. Heaton

The Sixth Circuit was correct to find that intense pressure to settle doesn't earn opioid case defendants Walgreens and Walmart an interlocutory appeal or new trial on liability, as that argument applies only when a defendant is risk averse, a notion not suited to large public corporations, says J.B. Heaton at One Hat Research.

Jeb White
Amid Historic Spending, Congress Should Strengthen FCA

By Jeb White

Notwithstanding the misleadingly rosy picture painted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s fiscal year 2021 False Claims Act recovery statistics, Congress should close legislative gaps that deter whistleblower actions, especially in light of increasingly high government spending and adjacent opportunities to misuse public funds, says Jeb White at Taxpayers Against Fraud.

Suzanne Jaffe Bloom
What Cos. Can Learn From The 2021 FCA Recovery Statistics

By Suzanne Jaffe Bloom, Benjamin Sokoly and Jack Cartwright

Attorneys at Winston unpack the recently released U.S. Department of Justice False Claims Act recovery statistics for fiscal year 2021, discuss how they compare to prior years and what companies in an expanding array of industries should expect next.


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Justices Grant Purdue Creditors Separate Argument Time

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October 31, 2023 06:12 PM

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October 25, 2023 08:36 PM

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October 18, 2023 06:35 PM

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October 13, 2023 09:40 PM

DOJ Inks Settlement With Fla. Doc In Fentanyl Kickback Case

October 11, 2023 07:57 PM

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October 10, 2023 04:54 PM

Email Flub In Opioid MDL No Basis For Master's Removal

October 4, 2023 06:51 PM

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September 28, 2023 08:06 PM

Opioid Special Master's Email Doesn't Betray Bias, Court Told

September 21, 2023 01:24 PM

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September 21, 2023 07:34 PM

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September 21, 2023 05:58 PM

Hartford Unit Scores 11th Circ. Win In Opioid Coverage Row

September 19, 2023 01:33 PM

11th Circ. Skeptical Of Opioid Maker's Notice Arguments

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Excess Insurers Prevail In Publix Opioid Suit, For Now

September 15, 2023 02:52 PM

Opioid Maker Faces Uphill Coverage Battle Before 11th Circ.

September 12, 2023 07:21 PM

Opioid Sales Fell By Half After 2010, DEA Data Shows

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6th Circ. Asks Ohio Justices To Settle $650M Opioid Question

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Kroger To Pay Up To $1.4B To End Opioid Claims
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