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AG: New Mexico's opioid case to be heard in New Mexico court

Jun 13, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office says the state's lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers will be heard by a state court in New Mexico where it was originally filed, not in a federal court in Ohio.The Attorney General's Office last year sued major manufacturers and distributors over allegations that they exacerbated the state's drug addiction crisis.Attorney General Hector Balderas calls a federal judge's ruling late Tuesday a victory that means the case will be decided by a judge and jury who understand New Mexico, its population and way of life.A major pharmaceutical distributor, McKesson Corp., had moved in April to have the New Mexico lawsuit heard in federal court along with other litigation.