August 9, 2018

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid ‘cesspool’ asked for by major national firm

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation “cesspool.”

The increasingly acrimonious dispute in Pennsylvania is a likely harbinger of similar fights on a national level, as the big law firms that dominate the business of multidistrict litigation try to concentrate opioid litigation in as few courts as possible in order to negotiate a comprehensive settlement with drug manufacturers and distributors. 

Read the source article at Pennsylvania Record

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