$35M settlement reached in Tennessee opioid lawsuit
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.