On January 25, 2018, Keller Rohrback L.L.P. filed suit on behalf of Skagit County and the cities of Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and Burlington in Washington state against Purdue Pharma, Endo, Janssen, and other entities for the reckless promotion of opioids.
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The suit was filed to hold the Defendants accountable for their “reckless promotion of the use of potent opioids for chronic pain while deliberately downplaying the significant risks of the addiction and overdose.” King County is on the front line of combating the resulting opioid crisis and has suffered significant economic damages as a result.
On January 4, 2018, with the help of Keller Rohrback, the State of Oregon filed suit against Monsanto seeking to hold the chemical giant responsible for the toxic contamination it created across the state.