West Virginia Record

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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  • Federal opioid judge makes plaintiffs lawyers play musical chairs

    CLEVELAND – Plaintiff lawyers in national opioid litigation chose their executive committee so poorly that a federal judge made them choose again. A protest against the original committee had rung out from West Virginia. As a result, four lawyers lost seats, and five replaced them.

  • National panel to decide about consolidating federal opioid cases

    WASHINGTON – Judges on a national panel must decide whether to consolidate opioid suits of local governments and, if so, whether to ​​​​​send them to West Virginia, Illinois or Ohio.

  • Four drug distributor lawsuits removed to federal court

    CHARLESTON – Four lawsuits against drug distributors for allegedly contributing to the opiate epidemic have been removed to federal court. The lawsuits were filed by Mayor Charles Sparks, on behalf of the town of Kermit; Mayor Vivian Livinggood, on behalf of the town of Gilbert; Mayor Reba Honaker, on behalf of the city of Welch; and the Lincoln County Commission.

  • Chapmanville mayor sues drug distributors for opioid epidemic

    LOGAN – The mayor of Chapmanville is suing the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and two drug distributors after he claims they are responsible for the opioid drug epidemic that has ravaged West Virginia.

  • Mercer County sues drug wholesalers, state pharmacy board for opioid epidemic

    PRINCETON – Th​​​​​e Mercer County Commission is suing three major drug wholesalers, a physician and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy after it claims they are responsible for flooding the state with prescription drugs.

  • Gilbert mayor sues drug wholesalers for prescription drug epidemic

    WILLIAMSON – Mayor Vivian Livinggood has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the town of Gilbert against the drug wholesalers and the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy for the prescription drug epidemic that has ravaged the state.

  • Town of Kermit files opioid lawsuit against five drug companies

    WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County town of Kermit has joined the list West Virginia, a handful of counties and a few communities that have filed lawsuits against five drug companies it claims helped fuel an opioid epidemic within in the town and across the state The suit, filed Jan. 31 in Mingo Circuit Court, names McKesson Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, Cardinal Health, Miami-Luken and HD Smith Corporation as well as former Kermit clinic owner Cameron Justice as defendants.

  • More counties considering lawsuits against drug wholesalers

    HUNTINGTON – Several West Virginia counties are considering taking legal action against the drug wholesalers who shipped millions of painkillers into the state and fueled the opioid epidemic.

  • McDowell County sues drug companies for opioid shipments

    WELCH – The McDowell County Commission has filed a lawsuit against three prescription drug wholesalers, claiming the companies’ shipments of opioids helped create the county’s drug epidemic.