Global negotiation deadline set for November 22

Federal Judge Dan Polster, who presides over the opioid multidistrict litigation, approved a nationwide negotiation class on September 11th that would cover more than 30,000 governmental entities. 

Polster expressed great interest in settling these claims with a global negotiation, and set a deadline of November 22nd for members to opt in or out of the settlement class. 

Appeals to stop the negotiation class are currently pending before the Sixth Circuit. 

The rush to settle is in part due to efforts to avoid impending bellwether trials as well as circumvent the negotiation class.

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