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More Than 200 Opioid Lawsuits Set To Head To Settlement Or Trial

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On Jan. 31, attorneys for drug companies and a coalition of local governments, hospitals and unions from 28 states and Puerto Rico will meet at the federal courthouse in Cleveland for what the judge presiding over the case is calling "preliminary settlement discussions." At issue are more than 200 lawsuits over the opioid crisis brought by cities and counties from Texas to West Virginia to Ohio.

Nick Castele (@NickCastele) of WCPN ideastream reports.

This segment aired on January 24, 2018.

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