Chamber, ACLU, File Amicus Briefs in Pharmacies' Opioid Petition

CVS Pharmacy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Lawyers for Civil Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union filed proposed amicus briefs Friday in that latest federal appeals court petition to challenge court orders in an upcoming trial over the opioid crisis.

A group of pharmacies, including CVS and Walmart, had petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit earlier this month to overturn three rulings by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio, who is overseeing 2,600 lawsuits brought over the opioid crisis. They insisted that Polster’s rulings, including a discovery order requiring them to produce data on every opiate prescription since 2006, contravened the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.