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Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General of NJ, speaks at Seton Hall Law School Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General of New Jersey, speaks at Seton Hall Law School

Pharmaceutical distributors and attorneys general in 39 states are among several entities that have objected to a proposal aimed at reaching a nationwide settlement of legal claims over the opioid crisis.

The objections, filed Tuesday, potentially thwart court approval of an unprecedented idea floated by lead plaintiffs attorneys in the multidistrict litigation over opioids. Among the objectors were pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies, which, in a combined court filing, said there were too many unknowns about the proposal, which plaintiffs attorneys amended earlier this month in an attempt to garner more support.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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