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The Wall Street Journal: More Money Demanded in Opioid Settlement Talks

Counties, cities balk at $18 billion over 18 years offered by top drug distributors in landmark case

CLEVELAND—Plaintiffs’ lawyers for cities and counties are demanding more money from major drug distributors, holding up a wide-ranging settlement of opioid litigation after hours of negotiations failed to result in a deal.

Top health-care executives and legions of lawyers descended on the federal courthouse here Friday for settlement talks under the guidance of U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who called all sides to his courtroom in a last-chance attempt to strike a settlement ahead of a Monday trial.

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