U.S. Regions Hardest Hit by Opioids to Ditch Class Action, Pursue Own Lawsuits

December 3, 2019

(Reuters) – However, the 541 local governments that opted out included Florida’s Palm Beach County and counties in West Virginia, according to attorneys, raising the prospect that companies could face expensive trials even if they settled with the class. The two regions are among the hardest hit by the crisis, which has contributed to more than 400,000 deaths since 1997.