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Texas Attorneys Address New MDL Court for Opioid Litigation

Recently, a unanimous opinion on behalf of the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created a multidistrict litigation (MDL) court for lawsuits filed by 18 Texas counties’ claiming they are each “damaged by the improper marketing and distribution of prescription opioid medications.” Additional claims brought by some of the counties included Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) violations and civil conspiracy. See MDL No. 18-0358; In Re: Texas Opioid Litigation.

In the attached paper, Texas attorneys Brenda Hasenzahl, Jan Hueber and Matt McLain address the defendant companies’ request to transfer these cases to a single multidistrict litigation court for pretrial matters. To read, “Texas Judicial Panel Establishes MDL for Opioid Litigation,” please click here.

Brenda Hasenzahl focuses her practice on employment and labor law, construction, general liability, products liability and toxic tort and is regularly retained as counsel in all aspects of commercial and corporate litigation. Jan Hueber’s practice includes representing entities involved with all aspects of commercial and corporate litigation and actively construction, employment and labor law, toxic tort and trucking liability claims in both federal and state courts. Matt McLain maintains a practice in both Texas and Louisiana defending clients in business litigation, employment and labor law, construction, general liability and products liability and has extensive experience in commercial cases including wrongful death.