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11 Virginia counties move to consolidate opioid lawsuits in state court

November 13th, 2018

By: Curtis Carden VIRGINIA (WJHL) – Several Commonwealth counties are banding together to counteract the opioid epidemic. The City of Martinsville, Virginia, on behalf of 10 other Virginia counties filed a motion with the state’s Supreme Court requesting to consolidate lawsuits geared to opioid manufacturers and others for their roles of prescribing the drugs. Counties […]

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Merger sought on opioid lawsuits

November 13th, 2018

Jenay Tate The City of Martinsville on behalf of Dickenson County and nine other Virginia counties and cities, including Norton, filed a motion Tuesday with the Virginia Supreme Court requesting appointment of a panel of circuit court judges to hear their request to consolidate the lawsuits previously filed against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit […]

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Eleven cities and counties join together in opioid lawsuits

November 13th, 2018

by Rachel Langlitz LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Eleven Virginia counties and cities are asking the courts to combine their lawsuits into one, against drug and pharmacy companies for their roles in the crisis. The cities and counties include: The City of Martinsville, Henry County, Dickenson County, Washington County, Lee County, Giles County, the City of […]

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Martinsville asks to combine Virginia’s opioid lawsuits

November 13th, 2018

Bristol Herald Courier The city of Martinsville, Virginia, filed a request to the Virginia Supreme Court to look at the possibility of consolidating multiple lawsuits in Southwest Virginia against opioid manufacturers, distributors and benefit managers. The motion asks the Virginia Supreme Court to establish a panel of circuit court judges to determine whether the lawsuits […]

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Martinsville files motion to consolidate opioid lawsuits of 11 localities

November 13th, 2018

Halle Parker The City of Martinsville filed a motion to consolidate the opioid lawsuits of 10 other localities, including Pittsylvania County, in the Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday. All 11 of the localities retained the legal team of representatives from Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLC; Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.; and the Cicala Law Firm PLLC. The […]

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Eleven Virginia Counties Move to Consolidate Opioid Lawsuits in State Court

November 13th, 2018

Counties Ask Virginia Supreme Court to Appoint Panel to Determine Where Lawsuits Should Be Heard RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The City of Martinsville, Virginia on behalf of ten other Virginia counties and cities, filed a motion today with the Virginia Supreme Court requesting appointment of a panel of circuit court judges […]

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Martinsville, Henry County file lawsuits against drug companies

October 7th, 2018

By Brian Carlton MARTINSVILLE-Who should pay to clean up the local opioid crisis? In Martinsville, the city will bear some of that burden, but the council believes drug manufacturers should cover the cost. In Henry County, the board of supervisors feels the same way. On Thursday, both groups took action, filing individual lawsuits in their […]

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Martinsville and Henry County Seeking Over $80 Million from Opioid Industry

October 4th, 2018

By Bill Wyatt Cities and counties across Virginia and across the country are joining states in bringing suit against the Opioid Industry. President Trump has even called on the Justice Department to sue opioid companies. Today, the City of Martinsville and Henry County, represented by Sanford-Heisler-Sharp, Kaufman & Canoles, and The Cicala Law Firm, filed […]

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Martinsville and Henry County Join the Fight Against the Opioid Industry: Lawsuit Alleges Defendants’ Illegal Practices Devastated SW Virginia Communities

October 4th, 2018

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Martinsville, Virginia and Henry County, Virginia, represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., and The Cicala Law Firm PLLC today initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public health emergency caused […]

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