Cardinal Health keeps opioid coverage fight in state court


(Reuters) - Drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc on Wednesday won a bid to keep a lawsuit against its insurer over coverage of the costs of defending opioid litigation in Ohio state court.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court was right to send the case back to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas after National Union Fire Insurance Co of Pittsburgh had removed it to Columbus, Ohio federal court, noting that Ohio state courts were already considering related insurance disputes.