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$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

Oct. 21, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. The trial, involving Cleveland's Cuyahoga County and...

The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell

Oct. 21, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A group of state attorneys general is pushing officials from other state and local governments to accept a $48 billion deal to settle all the opioid-related lawsuits against two drugmakers and the three biggest...

Portland agrees to pay $10,000 to settle lawsuit

Oct. 21, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon, plans to pay $10,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleged police assaulted her with a baton as she came upon a downtown protest while headed to catch a MAX train in October 2016. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that while watching the...

Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit

Oct. 21, 2019 8:26 AM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit.

Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits

Oct. 21, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the national opioid crisis. The committee of unsecured creditors...

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Oct. 21, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland. The counties are looking for money to help them fight and fix the epidemic, while families who...

Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial

Oct. 19, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. One of the negotiators, North Carolina...

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Oct. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's biggest health...

Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on

Oct. 17, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials expected to gather for further talks. U.S District Judge Dan Polster had ordered executives for the companies...

The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue

Oct. 17, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the push for a settlement intensifies with drug executives heading to Cleveland for further talks. A person with knowledge of...