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Companies Win Big in Calif. Opioid Trial as Judge Rejects Public Nuisance Claim, The Recorder

November 02, 2021

With their recent representation of Teva Pharmaceuticals, partners Collie James and Wendy Feinstein helped garner the first major win for drug companies facing trials over their roles in the opioid crisis. In the nearly five-month-long public nuisance trial, brought by three California counties and the City of Oakland, the court “carefully considered all of the evidence presented by the plaintiff in support of their claims against these manufacturing defendants before rendering its findings in a 42-page ruling in favor of defendants on all claims,” wrote partner Collie James in a written statement to The Recorder.

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