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$35M settlement reached in Tennessee opioid lawsuit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A drug manufacturer says it has reached a $35 million agreement that would settle a Tennessee lawsuit by local governments and a child born dependent to opioids.

The announcement by Endo would resolve a 2017 northeast Tennessee lawsuit by nine counties, 18 cities and towns and the plaintiff known as “Baby Doe.”

It comes on the eve of a trial that was set to start Monday over how much to award the plaintiffs.

A judge issued a rare ruling in April that the opioid firm was liable without holding a civil trial.

The judge cited a “coordinated strategy” by the company to delay proceedings and withhold information.

 

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