In the News Today - September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Group of Cities Say “Negotiation Class” May Be Unlawful: A group of six cities whose lawsuits are consolidated into the opioid-related multidistrict litigation proceedings in Ohio say the “negotiation class,” in which a select group of plaintiffs will negotiate on behalf of the entire class, may be unlawful. They say the idea entices attorneys to cut deals and also strips them of opt out rights. (Law360)

“Absolute Panic” Among Cities Facing Negotiation Class Deadline: An attorney involved in the opioid-related multidistrict litigation proceedings in Ohio says there is “absolute panic” amongst cities and small towns who face a November deadline to join or opt out of the novel negotiation class. He said the concept, which is unprecedented, is confusing to many municipalities who were pitched by plaintiffs’ lawyers to sue. (Legal Newsline)

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