Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical MassLaw.com’s weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. I’m Amanda BronstadForty-two states signed on to the proposed $26 billion opioid settlement  — the first of several steps the deal must go through before distributing payments to governments. After U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer banned associates from working on the McKinsey & Co. opioid litigation during the holidays, lead counsel Elizabeth Cabraser responded with: “The nation’s associates would thank you.” Trials over Risperdal, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, are ramping back up.

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