On Oct. 25, 2017, the City of Everett filed its First Amended Complaint, which includes (among other things) additional allegations concerning the City of Everett’s claim for public nuisance.
On Nov. 29, 2017, Purdue filed its Answer to the First Amended Complaint.
On . 5, 2017, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an Order transferring more than 60 cases to the Northern District of Ohio. The City of Everett opposed transfer, however, the ruling by Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation also includes transfer of the lawsuit filed by the City of Everett for pre-trial coordination with the other transferred cases.
Pursuant to the Order, the City of Everett, through its outside counsel (Kelley, Goldfarb, Huck, Roth & Riojas, PLLC), will continue to pursue its lawsuit in coordination with the other cases that were transferred to the Northern District of Ohio for pre-trial proceedings.