Critical Mass: A 'Dream Team' Aims to Lead Opioid MDL
A proposed plaintiffs attorney team that looks like a “Who’s Who” of the mass torts bar has moved to spearhead the federal multidistrict litigation targeting the makers of opioid drugs in an effort to claw back public money spent to combat the opioid addiction crisis – but there has been some pushback from other plaintiffs' lawyers.
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Welcome to Critical Mass, Law.com’s new briefing on class actions and mass torts. I’m Amanda Bronstad in Los Angeles. As the year draws to an end, opioid litigation revs up: On Wednesday, a proposed plaintiffs attorney team that looks like a “Who’s Who” of the mass torts bar has moved to spearhead the federal multidistrict litigation – but not without some pushback. Lawyers in the NFL concussion case want to depose the expert who recommended caps on attorney fees in the landmark litigation. And the American Association for Justice came out with a first-time report of the worst corporate conduct of 2017 (think Wells Fargo, Equifax, Fox News and pretty much all of Wall Street.) And do you still have some gifts to buy this holiday season? Check out this list of gifts that might be just a bit too, well, dangerous.
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