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By Jeff Overley
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.
By Shane Dilworth
The growing body of case law over insurers' duty to defend lawsuits brought by state and local governments over the opioid epidemic will lead to more strategic decisions about the most advantageous venue for filing coverage disputes, experts say.
By Bonnie Eslinger
Teva and Cephalon improperly peddled their painkiller Fentora even after Cephalon reached a 2008 plea agreement to resolve criminal claims it marketed a different opioid for unapproved uses, San Francisco's lawyer told the federal judge overseeing a bench trial on claims the companies and others illegally fueled the city's opioid epidemic.
By Jeff Overley
Arnold & Porter must face a multimillion-dollar sanctions bid for allegedly obstructing New York opioid litigation even though its former client Endo Pharmaceuticals exited the case with a $50 million settlement, an Empire State judge ruled Wednesday.
By Bonnie Eslinger
Allergan, Teva, Walgreens and Anda broke "defined rules of the road" in how they marketed opioids to boost sales, putting profits over patient safety, a pharmaceutical marketing expert testified Wednesday in a bellwether trial over claims that the four companies illegally fueled San Francisco's opioid epidemic.
By Cara Salvatore
West Virginia's attorney general has reached a settlement worth $161.5 million to resolve opioid-crisis claims against drugmakers Teva and Allergan, he announced Wednesday morning before closing arguments in a weekslong trial.
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.
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.
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.
May 25, 2022 09:38 AMTeva, Allergan Strike $161M Deal With W.Va. AG In Opioid Case
May 24, 2022 11:25 PMEx-Anda Chief OK'd Unlimited Opioid Supplies, Judge Hears
May 23, 2022 10:55 PMDEA Draws Judge's Ire In Calif. Opioid Trial
May 23, 2022 04:09 PM11th Circ. Told To Stand Strong On Tossed Opioid Appeal
May 19, 2022 09:54 PMSF Fire Dept. Treats 7 Opioid Overdoses Daily, Judge Told
May 18, 2022 10:21 PMMany SF Walgreens Opioid Scripts Had Red Flags, Judge Told
May 17, 2022 11:42 PMTeva Unit Marketed Opioid For Off-Label Uses, Judge Hears
May 17, 2022 10:55 PMOhio Counties Put On Show In Opioid Damages Trial
May 16, 2022 10:06 PMCounties Bungled $875M Ask After Opioid Trial, Judge Told
May 16, 2022 10:31 PMDoctors' Opioid Data Kept From Walgreens Stores, Judge Told
May 13, 2022 04:06 PMOpioid Maker Asks 11th Circ. To Revive Coverage Appeal
May 12, 2022 10:42 PMWalgreens' Priority Was Filling Drug Orders Fast, Judge Told
May 12, 2022 11:06 PM'Measly' Opioid Fine Invites BigLaw Defiance, NY AG Warns
May 11, 2022 11:15 PMWalgreens' Opioid Orders Like A 'Time Bomb,' Judge Told
May 11, 2022 10:06 PMW.Va. Opioid Defense Expert Testifies Death Data Are Suspect
May 10, 2022 11:49 PM'Catastrophic' SF Opioid Death Toll Like AIDS Era, Judge Told
May 11, 2022 12:02 AMOpioid Jurors Detail Talks As Pharmacy Trial Gets Feisty Start
May 10, 2022 08:54 PMBlanket Gag Orders, Secret Deals Could End With Calif. Bill
May 9, 2022 11:56 PMMassive Opioid Campaign Duped Docs, Bellwether Judge Told