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Mediator Cathy Yanni of JAMS in San Francisco..01-29-08.Photo by Christine Jegan (freelance)

A federal judge in Cleveland has appointed three special masters to help craft a settlement in the massive opioid litigation. One of them, Cathy Yanni, who works at JAMS in San Francisco, spoke to law.com about the complex case, which involves hundreds of cities, counties, states, Native American tribes and others that have sued manufacturers and distributors of the prescription painkillers. “This litigation is a multilevel chess game,” she said.

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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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