City joins class action opiate suit

The City of Green River will seek damages related to opiate addiction after a vote by the city council last week.

The Green River City Council approved an agreement with attorneys Charles Barnum and Rick Koehmstedt to represent the city in a class-action lawsuit against multiple pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies for the alleged over prescription of opium-based pain relievers. The city joins Rock Springs and Sweetwater County in the lawsuit. According to Council documents, the city will pay the attorneys 20 percent of the gross amount received, plus incurred costs, which would only be pai...


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