Attorney proposes that Decatur join opioid lawsuit

  • Source: Decatur Daily
  • Published: 11/14/2017 04:12 AM

A local lawyer proposed that the city of Decatur join a federal lawsuit against drug distributors for their role in the opioid crisis. Greg Reeves, a former council member, told the Decatur City Council at its work session Monday he would like to represent the city as local counsel in a federal lawsuit that says, “You created this nuisance, so now you need to clean it up." Birmingham and Gadsden recently filed suit, he said. “Part of the concern is the cities’ police and fire departments and the jail are dealing with an opioid crisis that can be dangerous.


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