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Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick of Motley Rice. Courtesy photo Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick of Motley Rice. Courtesy photo

The second opioid trial in the nation opened on Monday with a lawyer for several California governments insisting that four drug manufacturers should be held liable for the state’s public health crisis.

“The evidence will show that each of these companies, all of them, knew what would happen, that their opioids would cause the crushing burden of opioid addictions and deaths,” said Fidelma Fitzpatrick, a Motley Rice partner in Providence, Rhode Island, in the plaintiffs’ opening statement, according to a broadcast by Courtroom View Network. “We’re here to try to get these defendants to be part of the solution to this public health crisis.”

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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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