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SANTA FE – Mora County has filed suit against numerous major pharmaceutical manufacturers, accusing them of knowingly overdistributing the drugs at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis.
The suit, which the county filed in state District Court on Aug. 28, has the same concept as recently undertaken litigation in other states including Ohio, Oregon, Connecticut and New York. It’s the first suit against opioid distributors filed by a New Mexico county.
Mora County attorney Michael Aragon coordinated on the 230-page lawsuit with Albuquerque-based attorney Joshua Conaway, whose firm specializes in wrongful death and personal injury cases against large corporations. Also, Conaway said he and his firm have partnered with a New York firm, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, which is behind several similar New York and Ohio suits.