Eastern Shoshone Joins Lawsuits against Opioid Manufacturer’s
Written by jordanmckamey on June 13, 2019
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced Tuesday that it had filed a federal lawsuit against two dozens pharmaceutical companies over their alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis.
The Eastern Shoshone join the Northern Arapaho Tribe and several other Wyoming entities, including the city of Casper, in filing suit against a broad swath of companies in the pharmaceutical industry, including Purdue, Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson, and Walmart
The suit was filed in Ohio, where hundreds of opioid-related lawsuits from around the country are being transferred. The defendants have broadly denied any wrongdoing previously.
The complaint filed by the tribe’s lawyers is similar to that filed by other entities against the companies.