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Opioid Update: “Negotiation Class” Under Review

USA - November 16 2019 On Friday, Nov. 8, a Sixth Circuit panel (Guy, Griffin, and Kethledge) granted interlocutory appeals of drug manufacturers and distributors embroiled…

Benjamin Beaton.

Sixth Circuit certifies Pennsylvania security-screening comp question

USA - November 7 2019 Several suits by Amazon workers seeking pay for time spent in security screening have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in the Western…

Benjamin Beaton.

Opioid Update: Bellwether Settlement on Eve of Trial

USA - October 22 2019 On the eve of trial Monday morning, plaintiffs Summit and Cuyahoga Counties struck a deal worth $260 million. This avoided the first bellwether trial…

Benjamin Beaton.

Opioid Update: Sixth Circuit Won’t Halt Bellwether Trial (and more)

USA - October 10 2019 Today the Sixth Circuit issued much-anticipated rulings rejecting bids by Ohio and the industry defendants to halt the upcoming opioid MDL bellwether…

Benjamin Beaton.

Opioid Update: More Irons in the Fire

USA - October 2 2019 The Sixth Circuit activity continues to escalate as the MDL bellwether trial date approaches. In just the last week, since the Court of Appeals’ rare…

Benjamin Beaton.