Public Hearings on Opioid Nuisance Law

February 23, 2018

Source: Salmanca Press

A proposed local law declaring the opioid epidemic in Cattaraugus County a public nuisance was approved by two county legislature committees Wednesday. County lawmakers will vote next Wednesday to set a public hearing on the local law for March 14. Cattaraugus County has already engaged outside counsel, Napoli Scholnik of New York City, to represent the county in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. The firm represents Niagara County and several other counties in the state in a similar lawsuit.

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