The National Law Review Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioids

September 13, 2019

Source: National Law Review

The country has its eyes on an Ohio opioid MDL handling more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by more than 1,200 cities, counties, and tribes against drug manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently filed a mandamus petition at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to enjoin District Judge Dan Polster from proceeding with the October 21st trial for Cuyahoga and Summit counties.

But according to the counties—who have been litigating the case for over two years —this is an eleventh-hour power grab. Counsel for Cuyahoga County, Hunter Shkolnik, said the state attorneys general “are acting like pirates, coming in to take the spoils of the hard work we’ve done.”

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