Tennessee State Court Judge: Opioid Makers Can’t Be Sued Under Drug Dealer Law

Mealey's (October 17, 2018, 11:53 AM EDT) -- JACKSBORO, Tenn. — A Tennessee state court judge on Oct. 5 dismissed claims by seven Tennessee district attorneys against four opioid manufacturers for alleged violations of the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act (DDLA), finding that drug manufacturers cannot be defined as illicit drug dealers (Jared Effler, et al. v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al., No. 16596, Tenn. Cir., Campbell Co., 2018 Tenn. Cir. LEXIS 319)....

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