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Tag: Opioid Litigation

EEOC: Employees Recovering From Opioid Addiction Are Protected From Discrimination

Posted October 7th, 2020 by in Employment Discrimination.

Sanford Heisler Sharp is at the forefront of the movement holding the opioid industry accountable for the ruinous effects its drugs have had on people and governments throughout our country. This opioid work pits us against the companies that profited off the addictive potential of the drugs they peddled. New EEOC guidance indicates that our […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Appoints Panel at Request of Martinsville, VA to Consider Consolidation of Opioid Lawsuits in State Court

Posted December 10th, 2018 by in Civil Litigation.

On November 20, 2018, the Virginia Supreme Court appointed a panel of three Circuit Court judges to consider the consolidation of lawsuits previously filed in Virginia state courts against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids. The panel was appointed in […]

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The Opioid Epidemic: Its Causes and How Communities Can Fight Back

Posted August 7th, 2018 by in Civil Litigation.

America is experiencing an opioid epidemic that has resulted in economic, social and emotional damage to virtually every community in the United States and tens of thousands of Americans. It is indiscriminate and ruthless, and kills 175 Americans every day. In 2016, more than 64,000 people died of drug overdoses (and the majority of these […]

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