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SECOND GUESSING – Several petitions pending before the Sixth Circuit, if successful, could unravel much of the work done in the opioid lawsuits, including preparations for a trial later this month. Amanda Bronstad reports that while appeals courts rarely question a judge’s decisions in MDL, the opioid litigation presents many unprecedented issues. Decisions from U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who is overseeing more than 2,000 lawsuits in the MDL over the opioid crisis, face challenges—including those to stop the upcoming trial and demanding his recusal—that are coming from all sides of the case.

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