City of Tacoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al Featured Case

Plaintiff City of Tacoma alleged that Defendants, drug manufacturers of opioids, made false and misleading statements to doctors, patients and the public about the risks and benefits of opioid pain medication for the treatment of long-term or chronic pain. Plaintiff alleged that it has suffered significant economic damages as the result of the increased health care and public safety costs required to respond to opioid-related crimes and emergencies.

Plaintiff: City of Tacoma
Defendant: Purdue Pharma, L.P., Purdue Pharma, Inc., The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc., Endo Health Solutions Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Johnson & Johnson and John and Jane Does
Case Number: 3:2017cv05737
Filed: September 13, 2017
Court: Washington Western District Court
Office: Tacoma Office
County: Pierce
Presiding Judge: Ricardo S Martinez
Nature of Suit: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
Cause of Action: 18:1961
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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Date Filed#Document Text
September 14, 2017 ***NOTICE TO PARTIES*** re 3 Consent Form. This district has adopted an opt-out consent procedure. Each party will be deemed to have knowingly and voluntarily CONSENTED to proceed before the assigned Magistrate Judge UNLESS the consent form is returned by the due date indicating lack of consent. (KAM)
September 14, 2017 Joint Status Report NOTED on motion calendar; Noting Date 12/13/2017. (KAM)
September 14, 2017 5 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT. Joint Status Report due by 12/13/2017, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 11/29/2017, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 12/6/2017, by Judge J Richard Creatura. (KAM)
September 14, 2017 4 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS by Judge J Richard Creatura. (KAM)
September 14, 2017 3 NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT TO A US MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND CONSENT FORM. If declining consent, return the executed form by 11/13/2017. Please Note: Forms must not be electronically filed with the Court. (KAM)
September 13, 2017 2 Summons(es) Electronically Issued as to defendants Endo Health Solutions Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma, Inc., Purdue Pharma, L.P., The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc., and John and Jane Does. (GMR)
September 13, 2017 Judge J Richard Creatura added. (GMR)
September 13, 2017 1 COMPLAINT against All Defendants with JURY DEMAND (Receipt # 0981-5015686) Attorney Derek W Loeser added to party City of Tacoma(pty:pla), filed by City of Tacoma. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Loeser, Derek)

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Plaintiff: City of Tacoma
Represented By: Christopher D Bacha
Represented By: William Cody Fosbre
Represented By: David J Ko
Represented By: Derek W Loeser
Represented By: Daniel P Mensher
Represented By: Amy C Williams-Derry
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Defendant: Purdue Pharma, L.P.
Represented By: Thomas Dean Adams
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Defendant: Purdue Pharma, Inc.
Represented By: Thomas Dean Adams
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Defendant: The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc.
Represented By: Thomas Dean Adams
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Defendant: Endo Health Solutions Inc.
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Defendant: Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc
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Defendant: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Defendant: Johnson & Johnson
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Defendant: John and Jane Does
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