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Auburn drops out of one opioid lawsuit in favor of another

The Auburn City Council voted to opt out of a national opioid distributor lawsuit based out of Ohio in order to focus on a case in New York state.

The law firm Napoli Shkolnik PPLC, which is representing Auburn and around 50 other municipalities, filed a complaint and court summons at Cayuga County Supreme Court in June on behalf of the city. A total of 90 defendants — including big-box pharmacies, opioid distributors and manufacturers — are alleged in the lawsuit to have fueled the opioid crisis.

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