Cayuga County Legislature still considering opioid lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

The Cayuga County Legislature is still on the fence about joining a statewide lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that produce opioid medications.

Three New York City law firms met with the body’s Government Operations Committee in executive session earlier this month, and while the committee majority had chosen to recommend a law firm and proceed with the litigation to the full Legislature, committee members have since backtracked.

Ways and Means Committee Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman presented an overview before the Legislature and Cayuga County high school seniors attending Student Government Day Tuesday morning. She explained that some of the law firms are targeting manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and doctors, while others are focusing solely on the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications.

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