November 27, 2017 / 11:02 PM / a year ago

Case to Watch: Panel to consider creating opioid MDL

Lawyers representing local governments in lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors for their roles in the opioid epidemic will appear before a federal panel in St. Louis on Thursday to argue that the cases should be heard before a single judge.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is scheduled to take up a motion by lawyers for counties and cities in at least 46 opioid-related lawsuits seeking to consolidate the growing body of litigation.

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