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DOJ announces regulatory measures to address opioid crisis
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday announced an amendment to the Federal Register that will provide the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with more control in the diversion of opioids. The final rule was recommended in response t (More)
Massachusetts files lawsuit against opioid manufacturer, executives
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and 16 executives Tuesday, marking the first lawsuit of its kind to attempt to hold individuals responsible for the impact of the opioid crisis in the state. The c (More)
Additional lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers
Texas, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada and Pittsburgh filed lawsuits on Tuesday against Purdue Pharma LP and other opioid painkiller makers, alleging the companies contributed to the current opioid crisis by misrepresenting (More)
DOJ joins whistleblower opioid lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics under False Claims Act
The US Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it joined a whistleblower lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics Inc. on Monday in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. The DOJ will take over prosecuting the False Claims Act case in the US Dis (More)
Kentucky sues opioid manufacturers
The state of Kentucky on Wednesday sued several opioid manufacturers alleging that they "trivialized, mischaracterized, and failed to disclose" the "serious risk of addiction" inherent in the use of the high strength pain killers. The state claims t (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Massachusetts' top court on Friday ruled against Exxon's request to ban the state's attorney general from investigating whether the oil conglomerate knew of the effect fossil fuels have on climate (More)
Navajo Nation sues opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies
The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of New Mexico seeking damages from 11 major opioid drug manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies. The claim asserts that the defendants' conduct is the ca (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 7 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Hawaii Governor David Ige signed HB 2739 on Thursday, also known as the Our Choice, Our Care Act. The Attorneys General from 14states, led by New York Attorney General Schneiderman filed a law (More)
DOJ seeks permission to discuss settlement in opioid case
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a motion seeking permission to engage in settlement negotiations with defendants in the multi-district opioid case. The DOJ filed the motion setting forth its role in the case as a "friend of the (More)
Police officers involved in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not face criminal charges
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Tuesday announced that the state will not be filing charges against the two Baton Rouge police officers involved in the 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. Coupled with the statement, the the Louisiana (More)
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