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Detroit hires Sam Bernstein Law Firm to sue drugmakers over opioid crisis

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 14:00:48-05

The Detroit City Council hired local law firms for an upcoming lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies for the marketing and sale of opioid painkillers.

The council approved hiring the Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills and the Detroit office of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. to represent the city in the upcoming lawsuit.

The lawsuit will reportedly be filed by the end of the year.

Last month, Wayne and Oakland Counties announced a joint lawsuit against multiple drug manufacturers and distributors alleging the deceptive marketing and sale of opioids.