State AGs dangle $18B potential settlement, but fail to delay federal opioid trial 

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They’re in talks with three drug distributors to settle state lawsuits, but have not involved 2,500 local governments.

An 11th-hour bid to delay a landmark federal opioid trial failed after a group of state attorneys general tried to persuade U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster to give them more time to craft a settlement in their own cases, according to people with familiar with the events.

Source: State AGs dangle $18B potential settlement, but fail to delay federal opioid trial – The Washington Post