Tipp. Co. Commissioners vote to move forward with opioid lawsuit

Tippecanoe County Commissioners are moving forward with a lawsuit regarding wrongful distribution and manufacturing of prescription opiates.

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 11:08 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2018 1:18 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County Commissioners are moving forward with a lawsuit regarding wrongful distribution and manufacturing of prescription opiates.

Related: West Lafayette will sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

On Monday, commissioners approved a contract with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Tippecanoe County joins several other local government entities in the state including Lafayette and West Lafayette in litigation against opioid companies.

The lawsuit is free to the county and thirty percent of any recovered funds in the lawsuit will go to lawyer fees.

Commissioners voted in favor unanimously.

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