John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Anti Opioid Manufacturer Law Suit Survey

At the December 12, 2018, public meeting, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 in favor of authorizing Marc J. Bern Partners, LLP, & Cordisco & Saile, LLC to file suit against the manufacturers, promoters, and distributors of synthetic prescription Opioid medications on behalf of Newtown Township (read "Newtown Township Joins Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors").


Newtown Township will NOT incur any expenses related to this suit and it will NOT be charged any attorney fees for filing the action. The law firms will work on a 25% contingency basis, meaning that 25% of any fees awarded to Newtown will be retained by the law firms and 75% will go to Newtown.

The following video clip documents the discussion before the vote was taken:

The list of defendants includes major drug companies, including Purdue Pharma, which are named as defendants in similar lawsuits filed by other municipalities (read, for example, "Bucks County, Bensalem File Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers in Hopes of Recouping Costs").

Other defendants include: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Cephalon, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Ortho-McNeil, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, Actavis, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Watson Laboratories, Inc.; Actavis (collectively, "Manufacturers"); McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (collectively, "Distributor Defendants").

Newtown Township will not be charged any attorney fees for filing the action, and the law firms will work on a contingency basis of 25%. That is, 25% of any fees awarded to Newtown will be retained by the law firm and 75% will go to Newtown.

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DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Newtown Township approved survey. Its purpose is solely to inform John Mack – a Newtown Supervisor – of the public’s opinion regarding this issue.

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