Case: opioid

Wrestling with the opioid epidemic in 2018

December 28th, 2018

By Christie Wisniewski , Bennington Banner BENNINGTON— While the opioid epidemic is still a harsh reality for Bennington, community leaders have rallied together throughout 2018 to propose new initiatives to help those struggling with addiction and to help the town heal from the epidemic’s effects. Toward the end of the year, an opioid response plan, […]

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SF Becomes Latest To Sue Pharma Cos. Over Opioid Crisis

December 19th, 2018

By Dave Simpson Law360 (December 19, 2018, 6:50 PM EST) — The city and county of San Francisco hit a slew of drugmakers with a suit in federal court Tuesday, alleging that they broke federal laws by marketing opioids as safe and effective, joining dozens of cities, states and government agencies to sue the pharmaceutical […]

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Bennington votes to join law firm’s opioid lawsuit

November 27th, 2018

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) A Vermont town’s select board has voted to work with a national law firm that plans to sue opioid makers over the drug crisis. The Bennington Banner reports Bennington will not have to pay for litigation as part of the agreement with Sanford Heisler Sharp. The law firm says instead it will […]

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Select Board approves opioid suit

November 26th, 2018

By Jim Therrien, Bennington Banner BENNINGTON — The Select Board has unanimously endorsed working with a national law firm that is recruiting Vermont communities to sue opioid medication manufacturers over the local costs of dealing with the addiction epidemic. However, before the vote, some board members said they would feel more comfortable if the firm’s […]

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Bennington considers role in suit over opioids

November 25th, 2018

By Jim Therrien, Bennington Banner BENNINGTON — A law firm that is pressing lawsuits in Virginia and elsewhere against opioid medication producers is talking to Bennington and other Vermont communities about joining a similar class-action initiative. The Bennington Select Board is considering a proposal from Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a public interest litigation firm with […]

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Experts: Opioid suits one to watch; county’s litigation attacks all levels of drug supply chains

October 2nd, 2018

Halle Parker Andrew Miller says the damage to not only Pittsylvania County, but localities across the nation, caused by the opioid epidemic is self-evident. Miller, a lawyer for the Washington, D.C.-based Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLC, is part of the legal team made up of representatives from a trio of law firms representing Pittsylvania County in […]

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Pittsylvania County files lawsuit in effort to combat opioid epidemic

September 27th, 2018

20 drugmakers, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers named in the suit By Colter Anstaett – Southside Bureau Reporter PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – Pittsylvania County is joining the legal fight against opioids. On Wednesday morning, the county filed a lawsuit against close to two dozen drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers. The county claims they violated […]

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Pittsylvania County files a lawsuit against opioid industry

September 27th, 2018

Pittsylvania County, represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., and The Cicala Law Firm PLLC initiated legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids on Wednesday, September 26. The lawsuit was filed in Pittsylvania County Circuit […]

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Pittsylvania County sues 15 companies for their contribution to opioid epidemic

September 26th, 2018

by Rachel Langlitz PITTSYLVANIA Co., Va. (WSET) — Pittsylvania County has joined the fight against the opioid industry and has filed suit. The county says they are suing 15 manufacturers and distributors for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids. The lawsuit alleges they misrepresented the truth about the drug […]

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County files multi-million dollar lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies

September 26th, 2018

Halle Parker After filing a lawsuit Wednesday, Pittsylvania County joined hundreds of other localities pursuing monetary reparations for the opioid epidemic’s economic and emotional toll on the community. Filed in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court, the civil suit named more than 20 companies involved in the manufacturing, distributing or pharmacy benefit managing of prescription opioids. […]

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