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Maryland opioid plaintiffs differ on choice of federal or state court

‘We want to remain before city judges and, if it comes to that, city jurors,’ says Baltimore City Solicitor
Andre M. Davis. (File photo)

A handful of jurisdictions in Maryland have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors making substantially similar allegations but they have differed in their choice of forum, with some opting to file in state court and others filing federal actions. ...

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Md. local governments join litigation against opioid manufacturers

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

As local governments across Maryland combat the soaring cost of the opioid crisis, they’ve added a new strategy to their fight: litigation. Four Maryland counties — Anne Arundel, Cecil, Montgomery and Prince George’s — and Baltimore city have filed suit ...

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Montgomery County files federal opioid lawsuit alleging false marketing, racketeering

Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett.  (file)

Montgomery County on Tuesday became the second Maryland jurisdiction to file a federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors, claiming the corporations intentionally misled doctors and the public about the dangers of the drugs and fueled the current epidemic. “It ...

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Baltimore joins jurisdictions suing opioid manufacturers

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Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis filed suit Wednesday against opioid manufacturers and distributors, claiming deceptive marketing and misleading statements contributed to the addiction crisis which has hit the city particularly hard. Baltimore residents are more likely to die of ...

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