Public Policy

Ohio AG Asks 6th Circ. To Halt Upcoming Opioid Bellwether

Ohio’s attorney general on Friday urged the Sixth Circuit to halt an upcoming bellwether trial that’s part of multidistrict litigation against drugmakers blamed for the opioid crisis, calling the claims made by two Buckeye State counties in the bellwether case an “intrusion onto sovereign territory”…

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9th Circ. Wants Feds’ Take On Counties’ VW Emissions Fight

The Ninth Circuit has asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the Clean Air Act keeps state and local authorities from going after Volkswagen, affiliates Audi of America LLC and Porsche Cars North America Inc., and auto parts maker Robert Bosch LLC for allegedly tampering with vehicle emission controls…

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LA Says Federal Grants Can’t Be Tied To Immigration Policies

The city of Los Angeles asked a California federal court on Wednesday to block the Trump administration from forcing communities to partner with the federal government on immigration enforcement as a condition for qualifying for certain U.S. Department of Justice funding grants…

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