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Somerset Co. files first opioid suit post-Purdue bankruptcy

Somerset County has joined the cavalcade of county and local governments in Maryland that are suing over the opioid crisis, but it is the first Maryland jurisdiction to do so without naming Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin manufacturer that has become the face ...

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After filing for bankruptcy, Purdue Pharma may not be off the hook

Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in the first step in a complex, multibillion-dollar plan by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against it by state and local governments over the nation’s deadly opioid disaster. The company ...

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Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any ...

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Md. high court reinstates manslaughter conviction for heroin distribution

Selling heroin to someone who later overdoses can rise to the level of manslaughter under certain circumstances, the state’s high court ruled Monday in a case watched by prosecutors around Maryland. The Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 decision, reinstated the ...

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Purdue Pharma added to Maryland AG action against Sackler family

Two weeks after filing an administrative action against the family behind Purdue Pharma, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has charged the company as well, accusing various Purdue entities of using unfair and deceptive trade practices to market prescription opioids. ...

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Local doctors seek dismissal from massive opioid litigation

Local doctors caught up in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors lack both the massive legal teams and vast potential resources of their co-defendants, and they are asking judges to dismiss them from the complex lawsuits where their alleged wrongdoing is barely mentioned. ...

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Md. files charges against Purdue Pharma owners for opioid epidemic

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh filed an administrative action against the owners and former directors of Purdue Pharma Thursday, alleging they deceived the public and profited from a campaign to increase the prescription and use of their opioids, including ...

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Diversion programs may be harmful to your job search

Here are some news items to get your week started. — Participation in pretrial diversion could be a roadblock to federal employment. — California case questions constitutionality of fining wrongdoers who cannot pay. — Does polygamy violate legal ethics? — ...

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