Court Denies Ohio’s Attempt to Stop Cleveland Opioid Trial


A federal appeals court has denied an effort led by Ohio’s attorney general to stop a bellwether trial over the opioid crisis from starting this month in Cleveland.

The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Oct. 10 that Ohio didn’t object when lawsuits filed by Summit and Cuyahoga counties were included in what has become a sprawling case involving around 2,600 local governments and other entities.