Cherokee Slam Bid To Take Opioid Suit To Federal Court

Cherokee Slam Bid To Take Opioid Suit To Federal Court

Law360, By Andrew Westney

The Cherokee Nation on Wednesday assailed McKesson Corp.'s effort to transfer from Oklahoma state court to federal court the tribe’s suit against the company and other major retail pharmacies and drug distributors for their alleged role in an explosion of opioid abuse among tribe members, saying McKesson wants to delay facing the tribe’s claims.

Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids

Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids

Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors and pharmacies