Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins


CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland.


The rulings clear the way for the trial to start Oct. 21 involving just two of the more than 2,000 local governments and other entities that have sued companies that make, distribute and sell prescription opioids.

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