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City of Kent to sue opioid companies for deceptive practices

Joins other cities filing case against Purdue Pharma, Endo, Janssen

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

by Kent Reporter

The Kent City Council unanimously agreed to join hundreds of other cities across the nation to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors for deceptive marketing practices.

The council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to authorize Mayor Dana Ralph to hire the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback on a contingency fee basis to file the lawsuit. Council members initially discussed the possibility of a suit during a March 6 executive session.