Opioid Litigation

At the forefront of Opioid epidemic litigation both in New Jersey and nationally, Carella Byrne currently represents a number of counties and cities in litigation against manufacturers, distributors, and certain retailers of prescription opioids who, by their fraudulent and deceptive conduct, contributed to the on-going opioid crisis.

  • In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 2804 (N.D. Ohio), which now consists of more than 3,000 cases related to the opioid crisis, Carella Byrne’s attorneys are deeply committed to seeking justice for all those harmed by the opioid prescription public health crisis.
  • James E. Cecchi oversees Carella Byrne’s Opioid litigation team and also serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee.
  • Carella Byrne Partners Zach Bower, David Gilfillan, and Michael Innes were members of the successful trial team representing bellwethers Summit and Lake Counties in Ohio in the In re National Prescription Opioid Litigation, MDL 2804, where a federal jury found that three pharmacy chains played a key role in feeding the opioid crisis in Lake and Trumbull counties, a verdict that is the first in the nation involving the dispensing of prescription painkillers.
  • As part of the litigation effort, over $26 billion has been set aside by opioid manufacturers and distributors for municipalities throughout the United States.


Area of FOCUS

Opioid Manufacturers
Opioid Distributors

Opioid Litigation Attorneys

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Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

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Restaurant Brands
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.

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