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Friday - April 13, 2018 12:36 pm

Opioid lawsuit involving La Crosse County going to trial

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La Crosse not directly involved in 1st trial planned for March

A long-awaited trial aimed at getting damages from companies that sell opioids is now scheduled for next March in Cleveland. 

Local governments from around the US, including the La Crosse County Board, have joined a lawsuit to hold three large drugmakers responsible for overdoses and deaths from opioid drugs. 

But La Crosse County administrator Steve O'Malley isn't too excited about the scheduling of a trial. 

O'Malley points out that the March trial will only involve three local governments in Ohio...and the Wisconsin counties that joined the case might settle out-of-court. 

La Crosse County leaders were hesitant to join the lawsuit, because taking part in the case might cost more money than the county could get back through a trial or a settlement.


Last modified on Friday - April 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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