Landry's office adds Louisiana in opioid multidistrict litigation

Louisiana Record -  Louisiana has joined more than 2,000 other plaintiffs including states, cities and school districts, in opioid multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently sitting before a federal judge in Ohio.

Jacques Ambers, special assistant to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, said Landry has been working collaboratively with the governor’s office in its lawsuit against opioid manufacturers but is now redirecting efforts into the MDL. 

Ambers said the attorney general’s office is hoping for a fair settlement, but it is too early to predict any particular outcome.

“You’re not trying to kill, completely destroy a business either,” Ambers said. “At the same time, you want something that sends a message to the people and for the state of Louisiana.”