Jennifer Oliva makes a swift return to the pod!
Jenn is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University in the College of Law and School of Public Health. This spring she has been a visiting research scholar at The Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, and in the fall, Jenn will be joining the faculty at Seton Hall Law School.
Her work has been published by or is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, and the George Mason Law Review. We continue to explore some of the themes we discussed with Leo Beletsky in the last episode. Here, Jenn and I drill down into some of the issues surrounding the opioid litigation. Issues and questions discussed include the relationship between the federal district court MDL litigation in Cleveland and actions brought by state attorneys-general in their own courts, the implications of the recent Oklahoma settlement, and the chances/challenges of fashioning “public health” remedies that would mitigate the effects of the opioid overdose epidemic. For background, here are some links to blog posts by Jenn and myself, my new article, The Opioid Litigation Unicorn, just published, and another, rich new article from Jenn.
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