June 25, 2020 / 6:52 PM / 19 days ago

Opioid lawyers call contested $3 billion fee request 'fair'

Lawyers for cities and counties pursuing federal lawsuits over the opioid epidemic are defending a request for potentially more than $3 billion in fees they say are “fair and necessary” to compensate them for their work leading up to any settlements.

The lead plaintiffs’ attorneys in a filing on Wednesday sought to address a recommendation by a Harvard law professor tasked by the federal judge in Cleveland overseeing the cases that he “proceed cautiously” with the “novel” fee request.

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