Lawsuit abuse across the U.S. results in more than $160 billion in excessive tort costs
Effler v. Purdue Pharma
(Tenn., filed May 26, 2020): Arguing that the legislature did not give district attorneys standing to file unauthorized Drug Dealer Liability Act. This litigation will increase locality litigation abuse. Also arguing that the DDLA imposes liability on criminal drug dealers, not manufacturers of lawful medicines. drug dealers, not manufacturers of lawful medicines.
On December 17, 2020, the Supreme Court of Tennessee in part ruled in favor of defendant pharmaceutical companies and held that District Attorneys did not have standing to sue under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act. However, the Court ruled in favor of Baby Doe plaintiffs and found that they alleged sufficient allegations to state a claim.
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