Newspapers Move to Unseal Chicago’s Opioid Lawsuit
The Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today have moved to intervene in the lawsuit the city of Chicago is prosecuting against pharmaceutical companies over the epidemic of opioid painkiller abuse.
The three newspapers want to intervene to unseal redacted portions of the city’s complaint and to access documents the City of Chicago Law Department obtained from the defendants and from third-party American Pain Foundation prior to filing its lawsuit, according to a filing by Jeffrey I. Cummings, of Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C., in Chicago.
The city said it was redacting all references in its complaint to information the drugmakers produced during the city’s pre-filing investigation and that the defendants designated as confidential.
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