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Opioid Update: Ohio Asks Sixth Circuit for Mandamus while U.S. Chamber Says Muni Suits by Plaintiffs’ Firms Could Upend Civil Litigation

USA - September 12 2019 As we covered in July, the country has its eyes on an Ohio opioid MDL handling more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by more than 1,200 cities, counties…

Benjamin Beaton.

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.

Opioid Update: MDL Defendants Seek Judge Polster DQ

USA - September 17 2019 Eight drug retailers, distributors, and pharmacies (but no manufacturers) have asked Judge Dan Aaron Polster to recuse himself from presiding over…

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.

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.