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Opioid MDL To Get Litigation Track Amid Settlement Talks

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 8:34 PM EST) -- Multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis will enter an active stage of discovery, motions and bellwether trials to boost the prospects of ongoing settlement talks, an Ohio federal judge said Wednesday.

The announcement from U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster represents an important development in the MDL. So far, the judge has largely blocked the parties — mainly local governments and drug companies — from submitting substantive filings in the case, directing them instead to focus on settlement negotiations.

Wednesday’s development stemmed from a gathering on...
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