Ohio Attorney General Seeks Delay of Landmark Opioid Trial

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is asking an appellate court to halt a coming high-profile trial seeking to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid crisis, arguing the two Ohio counties pursuing the case don’t have the legal authority to bring the claims.

The Friday filing in the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals represents the latest evidence of tension between state and local governments over who should lead the way in litigation against the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers.

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