A federal judge weighing whether to approve a proposed class to negotiate with defendants over a potential settlement of prescription opioid lawsuits has ordered that only two lawyers, Christopher Seeger and Jayne Conroy, should be at the negotiation table.

In a Monday order, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio approved Seeger of Seeger Weiss in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, and Conroy, of New York’s Simmons Hanly Conroy, to serve as interim, co-lead counsel for a proposed negotiation class that would serve as a potential model to settle cases brought over the opioid crisis.

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