The Floyd County Board of Commissioners agreed to join a multijurisdictional lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors being prepared by Andy Davis and his law firm of Brinson, Askew, Berry, Siegler, Richardson and Davis LLP, the Rome News-Tribune reported.
Local attorney Bob Finnell is also working on the case. Davis said it would be filed in federal district court in Rome as early as this week.
Finnell said it's similar to the tobacco litigation, which major manufacturers settled with states. This suit, however, is being filed by a number of local governments, including Rome and Chattooga County.