ECA Environmental & Product Liability Litigation Report

The Roux ECA team is pleased to introduce ECA’s Environmental & Product Liability Litigation Report, or ECA Blog, for our clients and other interested parties. The report will track emerging trends in environmental and mass tort litigation and provide information and commentary on tort and bankruptcy litigation rulings, legislation, state and federal environmental regulations, insurance coverage issues, and scientific and medical evidentiary matters.

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U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Surpass 100,000 in 2021, New CDC Data Shows

May 12, 2022
Drug overdose deaths topped 100,000 last year, according to newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After accounting for underreporting, the CDC predicts there were over 107,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. over the...
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California Judge Finds Drugmakers Not Liable in Opioid Crises

November 01, 2021
In a landmark bench trial, a California state judge on Nov. 1 found that drugmakers are not liable for contributing to the opioid crisis. Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson released a 42-page tentative ruling rejecting claims brought...
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Cherokee Nation Reaches $75 Million Opioid Settlement

September 28, 2021
The Cherokee Nation announced today it has reached an agreement to settle its opioid claims against opioid distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., and Cardinal Health for $75 million. The settlement will be paid out by the distributors over six and...
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Congress Should Step in to Solve The Opioid Crisis

July 29, 2021
Over the last decade, the opioid crisis has claimed the lives of over 360,000 Americans. Parallel to this ongoing public health crisis has been an epidemic of litigation. More than 2,000 states, cities, municipalities, and Native American Tribes seek to...
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Published Article: Congress Should Step In To Solve The Opioid Crisis

July 29, 2021
Congress Should Step In To Solve The Opioid Crisis Written by Roux's Peter R. Kelso & Kristen Knorn Peter Kelso and Kristen Knorn from Roux’s Economic & Complex Analytics (ECA) practice published an article in Law360 that calls for Congress to help...
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