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Federal Government

Cities v. Big Pharma: Municipal Affirmative Litigation & the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has not only destroyed many lives, it has brought a wave of litigation against drug companies. Municipal plaintiffs face a unique situation: unlike state governments, they lack the general power to sue on behalf of residents; unlike individuals, they face special challenges to show injuries. This Article explores the history of cities suing big industry, the hurdles they face, and the strategies cities are using to overcome them.