opioid lawsuit

Attorney General Dave Yost takes questions from reporters at an event in January 2019.
Karen Kasler

A deadline for local governments to sign onto the state’s effort to reach a settlement with drug companies passed over the weekend without being officially extended.  But additions to the One Ohio plan apparently are still being accepted.

Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Emilia Sykes discuss what happened in 2019 on “The State of Ohio” this weekend.
Daniel Konik

A constitutional amendment backed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to set up a way to distribute opioid settlement money through a statewide foundation won’t go before voters in March. 

Dan Konik

The Ohio Attorney General's office has crafted a proposal that would put guardrails around potential opioid lawsuit settlement money to make sure the funds are used specifically for the opioid epidemic.

Gov. Mike DeWine looks out over chairs that were filled a few hours before with elected officials and lawyers talking about opioid related lawsuits. The meeting was held in the formal dining room of the Governor’s Residence.
Karen Kasler

Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s trying to unify elected officials and lawyers from cities and counties involved in opioid related lawsuits, to come up with a broad agreement on how the billions of dollars that will likely come their way will be spent.

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) talks to reporters after today's voting session.
Karen Kasler

The Republican leader of the Ohio House says he’s watching what happened this week with the last-minute settlement to stop the big opioid trial in federal court in Cleveland – and the billions of dollars involved in it.

Attorney General Dave Yost gestures at a press conference in September.
Karen Kasler

Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial - a trial he tried to delay.

Attorney General Dave Yost speaks at a press conference in 2018.
Karen Kasler

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has rejected Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s request to delay the October 21 start for the huge opioid trial in federal court in Cleveland.

Andy Chow

Although Cuyahoga County and Summit County just reached another lawsuit with an opioids manufacturer, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says there's still time for the court to hear his argument to pause the landmark opioid court case for thousands of local government in order for the state's case to go first.

Attorney General Dave Yost gestures at a news conference last week.
Karen Kasler

After taking heat for arguing the state should have a lead role in next month’s huge opioid trial in Cleveland, Ohio’s attorney general says he wants to be clear that he thinks any money won should be spent at the local level. 

Andy Chow

State Attorney General Dave Yost is asking at district court of appeals to delay the opioid lawsuit in federal court until Ohio's case is resolved.

John Kasich, during his last year as Ohio governor, discusses the fatal opioid overdose rate.
Statehouse News Bureau

John Kasich, former Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate, is jumping into the fight over what could be hundreds of billions of dollars in settlement money over the current opioid lawsuit playing out in federal court.