Since at least September the Cayuga County Legislature has considered joining a multi-county lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies selling opioids. This month, it may actually do so.
The lawsuit, which was originally filed by Nassau County, seeks to recoup costs to municipalities associated with drug addiction and overdoses. Onondaga County has already joined, and Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin Woods said Westchester County has also recently signed on.
A draft resolution will come before next week's Government Operations Committee that would enter the county into a legal agreement with a law firm and execute all necessary paperwork "to implement and join litigation against Opiate manufactures."