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At Daly City's Target store in the Bay Area store shelves are picked over and deserted. Including signs posted on the Pharmacy stating no masks or hand sanitizer, gloves or alcohol available. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM) At Daly City’s Target store in the Bay Area shelves are picked over and deserted. Including signs posted on the pharmacy stating no masks or hand sanitizer, gloves or alcohol available. (Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM)

Pharmacies set to go to trial this fall over the opioid crisis have sought a 60-day delay in discovery and deposition deadlines in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a March 23 motion, the pharmacies, which include Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid, cited “unprecedented quarantine and mitigation measures” forcing their lawyers to stay in their homes, some with child care responsibilities, as well as their unique roles in addressing the pandemic.

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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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