STATEMENT: AG Shapiro On Court’s Decision In Opioid Settlement Litigation with Allegheny, Philadelphia DAs

February 4, 2022 | Topic: Opioids

This morning, Commonwealth Court issued a decision granting the Office of Attorney General’s preliminary objections in the lawsuits brought by the Philadelphia and Allegheny County district attorneys. The court’s decision is attached.

“Our priority in this case has always been to help the most people as quickly as possible. We succeeded by securing the largest settlement to address this crisis, which will be dedicated to expanding treatment services and combating the epidemic. Misguided attempts to delay the help our communities need will fail. If anyone tries to interfere with the decision each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties made to join the settlement, including the decision by the City of Philadelphia and Allegheny County, we will not hesitate to respond.”

-Attorney General Josh Shapiro

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