Florida Attorney General meet for first hearing in Florida opioid lawsuit
Feb 07, 2019 08:05 AM EST
State Attorney General Ashley Moody appeared in court on Wednesday for the first hearing in the state's lawsuit against opioid drugmakers and distributors.
The timing came just days after new court documents were filed in Massachusetts, alleging one of the drug companies named in Florida's suit tried to cash in on the growing epidemic.
The document details a secret plan by Purdue Pharma to capitalize off of addicts by selling treatment drugs. While the attorney general in Massachusetts filed that suit, Florida is building its own case. Wednesday's hearing in Pasco County set the stage for that court battle.