CGL is a leading member of a consortium of law firms representing acute care hospitals across the country in cases in federal and state courts against opioid marketers, distributors and national chain pharmacies. CGL has filed complaints in In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (N.D. Ohio MDL 2804) on behalf of a Florida hospital. CGL has also filed a class complaint in the same MDL proceeding. Other cases filed by CGL include state and federal complaints filed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, New York and Maine. Claims on behalf of the hospitals include federal RICO claims, state RICO claims, as well as state law claims of nuisance, negligence, violation of consumer protection statutes, fraud and deceit, civil conspiracy, and unjust enrichment. CGL led the effort in opposing motions to dismiss, and has successfully defended the hospitals’ complaints in both federal and state courts. Hospitals’ claims have been upheld by a federal district court in Ohio, a state court in Arizona, and the Mass Litigation Panel in West Virginia. CGL has also appeared in bankruptcy proceedings for the hospitals in In re Insys Therapeutics, Inc., et al., No. 19-11292 (Bankr. D. Del.) and In re Purdue Pharma, L.P., et at., No. 19-23649 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y). In the bankruptcy proceedings, CGL represents hospitals who have won places on the Unsecured Creditors Committee.

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