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In 2022, Opioids, Data Privacy, and ESG Dominated the State AG Landscape

2022 was a landmark year for state attorneys general.  From billion-dollar global settlements with players in each link of the opioids distribution chain to record-setting settlements with a tech giant, this past year AGs joined forces across the aisle to resolve disputes with some of the most prominent companies in the United States.

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Multistate AG Coalition Settles with CVS and Walgreens for $10.7 Billion over Opioid Allegations

A group of 18 AGs reached agreements with CVS Health Corporation and CVS Pharmacy, Inc., and separately with Walgreens Co., to resolve allegations regarding the companies’ roles in contributing to the nationwide opioid crisis. The states have until the end of 2022 to formally join the agreements, which then will go to local governments for…

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Teva and Allergan Reach Proposed Settlements Totaling $6.6 Billion over Opioid Allegations

A group of 8 AGs reached agreements with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Allergan Limited, as well as their respective affiliated entities, to resolve allegations regarding the companies’ roles in contributing to the nationwide opioid crisis. The Teva and Allergan settlements, the latest in a series of settlements between AGs and manufacturers, distributors, and retailers…

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Multistate AG Coalition Settles with Walmart for $3.1 Billion over Opioid Allegations

A group of 16 AGs reached a settlement with Walmart Inc., pending approval by the full coalition of 43 states, to resolve allegations regarding the company’s role in contributing to the nationwide opioid crisis. The settlement resolves allegations that Walmart pharmacies distributed and dispensed prescription opioid pain medication improperly. Under the terms of the settlement…

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AG Moody Settles with Walmart Over Opioid Allegations

Florida AG Ashley Moody has announced a settlement with Walmart Inc. to resolve without litigation allegations, including from a number of Florida municipalities, regarding the company’s role in contributing to the state’s opioid crisis. The settlement resolves allegations that Walmart pharmacies distributed and dispensed prescription opioid pain medication improperly, although the settlement also states that…

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