October 03, 2019

Polster Denies Removal Request

Judge Polster, the trial judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation in Ohio relating to the opioid epidemic, has denied a request to step down from the drug distributors, who are alleging the judge is biased. Attorneys for the drug distributors filed a motion earlier this month seeking to remove Polster from his post, stating that comments made by Polster reveal likely bias towards the companies. Polster expressed that his comments demonstrate that he is “human,” not biased.