The legal fight against opioid abuse may soon have a new class of plaintiff contenders after a major grocery chain named in a local government’s opioid suit responded with a complaint of its own.
It’s been several years since Cobb County, Georgia, declared Publix Super Markets Inc.’s pharmacies “a ‘public nuisance’ for filling prescriptions for opioid medications” in 2019. Now Publix is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief from Cobb on grounds its manner of retaining private counsel in the county’s opioid litigation violated state law.
‘Violates Georgia State Constitution’
Michael P. Kohler (left) and William P. Eiselstein of Miller & Martin. (Courtesy photos)