6th Cir. Rejects Ohio AG’s Petition to Stop Opioid MDL

In July, Ohio AG David Yost filed a mandamus petition at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to enjoin Judge Polster from proceeding with the the first bellwether trial of the opioid multi-district litigation involving two Ohio counties.

The Sixth Circuit has rejected the petition and Ohio’s eleventh hour arguments against the trial, and has announced the trial will proceed as normal.

The attorney general claimed that the federal trial is usurping on Ohio’s rights to bring claims. 

Yost explained that allowing counties to infringe on the state’s power to prosecute claims on behalf of its citizens crippled “the federal dual sovereign structure of the United States.”


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