Opioid litigation has been authorized by the Marietta City Council, according to a recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.
The city has retained Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis for the opioid litigation. Davis is one of the attorneys spearheading the lawsuit.
Mayor Steve Tumlin and the City Council now may pursue legal action against opioid manufacturers, distributors and others “as are necessary, either by itself or in concert with others, and to the full extent available under the law,” according to their Oct. 10 decision.
The AJC article said that Cobb County had seen a 49 percent increase in deaths associated with opioids over the last two years.