Portland, ME Opioid Case Should Remain in Maine

August 2, 2018

Portland’s lawsuit over costs associated with opioid addiction maybe heard elsewhere after defendants moved to shift the case from Cumberland County Superior Court to the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio.

Attorney Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik in New York City along with local counsel filed a motion to remand, or return the case to Cumberland County Superior Court.

“If this case is transferred to Ohio, the residents of Portland will suffer. It means that the City of Portland’s case will be at the end of approximately 900 already filed cases which could delay its day in court for years,” Napoli said in a joint statement.

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