Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is exploring the possibility of a lawsuit against the nation’s opioid manufacturers.
Hill announced today he has expanded his opioid legal team, which is investigating various options under consideration by the State of Indiana, including litigation. The national law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLC will bolster the state’s legal analysis and litigation experience in this complex area of opioid accountability, Attorney General Hill said.
“Adding this firm to support our investigation is the next logical step in the multifaceted strategic approach we have employed over the past several months,” Attorney General Hill said. “From my first day in office, we have prioritized much of our attention, energy and resources toward fighting this opioid crisis that is destroying Hoosier lives and devastating Indiana communities. These efforts include a deliberative and diligent commitment to holding all parties accountable for actions detrimental to our state. We will continue to evaluate our best avenue for securing and investing resources from those responsible to help addicted Hoosiers overcome substance abuse and rebuild their lives.”
The agreement with Cohen Milstein calls for the firm to be compensated contingent upon an award of damages. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Denver; New York City; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Philadelphia; and Raleigh, N.C.
The Attorney General will continue to manage the opioid legal team as it investigates whether to pursue litigation.
“As we prepare for the next potential phase, I fully anticipate further enhancing our team as necessary for maximum effectiveness,” Hill noted.
Several municipalities across Indiana, including Indianapolis, are also pursuing litigation against the opioid industry.