Villa Rica may become the latest municipality in Georgia to join a class-action lawsuit against the makers and distributors of opioids.
Brinson Askew Berry partner J. Anderson Davis, who serves as Rome city attorney, is one of the attorneys spearheading the lawsuit. Anderson says the purpose of the law suit is to “eliminate the hazard to public health and safety caused by the opioid epidemic, and to recoup monies that have been spent, or will be spent, because of false, deceptive and unfair marketing and/or unlawful diversion” of the drugs by the makers and distributors.
The city council discussed the matter during a recent work session. A resolution that has been prepared for the council's consideration declares that the painkillers constitute a “public nuisance,” according to an article in the Times-Georgian.