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Senators ask why Hawaii passed on opioid suit

  • BRUCE ASATO / OCT. 2018

    When asked Friday whether Hawaii was pursuing claims against companies that are in the opioid business, state Attorney General Russell Suzuki said the state did not join more than 40 other states who are suing the companies because Hawaii would have to contribute legal expenses to participate.

State senators on Friday questioned why Gov. David Ige’s administration chose to file lawsuits over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies but declined to join in class-action litigation against drug manufacturers and distributors that are being blamed for the opioid epidemic across the country. Read more

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