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County backs away from opioid lawsuit
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Lisa Hobbs photo The Warren County Commission wont be considering a measure to pursue an opioid lawsuit during its monthly session later this month. The county Budget and Finance Committee rescinded a prior decision to send the measure forward. Pictured, from left, are Commissioners Carl E. Bouldin, Michael Martin, Diane Starkey, Gary Prater and Terry Bell.
One month after Warren County government tentatively stepped into the opioid lawsuit ring, it is bowing out. The county Budget and Finance Committee voted to hold off on an agreement with Galligan & Newman, Attorneys at Law to represent the county in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Committee members are waiting on a judge’s ruling that could make or break a similar lawsuit filed by District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis.