Cherokee Slam Bid To Take Opioid Suit To Federal Court

Law360 (February 28, 2018, 6:50 PM EST) -- The Cherokee Nation on Wednesday assailed McKesson Corp.'s effort to transfer from Oklahoma state court to federal court the tribe’s suit against the company and other major retail pharmacies and drug distributors for their alleged role in an explosion of opioid abuse among tribe members, saying McKesson wants to delay facing the tribe’s claims.

McKesson filed a notice in Oklahoma federal court on Monday seeking to remove the tribe’s suit, filed in January in state district court, arguing that the removal is warranted because McKesson is...
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