Lake and Trumbull Counties Win Opioid Litigation

A jury of 12 individuals recently announced their verdict in favor of Lake and Trumbull Counties against Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens in the National Prescription Opioid Litigation.  The verdict, announced in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division, was read by Judge Dan Aaron Polster. 

“On behalf of all the residents in Lake County who have been impacted by this epidemic, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the jurors who spent seven weeks listening to the impact opioids have had in our communities,” said Commission President John R. Hamercheck.

The trial began on October 4, 2021, and included over 30 witnesses from the Counties and defendants.  Lake and Trumbull Counties were selected by the Court as a bellwether trial, or a test case to gauge where future trials may end up.  This lawsuit is one of thousands filed throughout the United States. Please click here to view the entire news release.