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CARVER COUNTY Prince's home county plans to sue opioid companies

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chanhassen_villager/prince-s-home-county-plans-to-sue-opioid-companies/article_098bcd08-9786-50d1-ac64-3e7da511ef04.html

The Carver County Board of Commissioners voted to take the next step in seeking legal action against opioid manufacturers and distributors, Tuesday.

The county’s most high profile opioid death was of rock star Prince Rogers Nelson, who was found dead in his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen in 2016 after an overdose.

Most recently, Leah Victoria Peterson, i...g overdose. Authorities claim Peterson arranged the drug deal.

The action by the commissioners authorizes county officials to seek a retainer with outside counsel for the litigation. It follows similar actions local governments have been taking across the country in an effort to hold opioid manufacturers and distributors responsible for opioid deaths, said Carver County District Attorney Mark Metz.

“We are coming forward now — it shows unity across the state,” Metz said.

More than 60 local and state governments have filed or plan to file lawsuits nationwide, according to Metz. In Minnesota, Washington, Mower and Ramsey counties have filed federal lawsuits, according to the Minnesota County Attorneys Association’s website.

“We are trying to hold manufacturers responsible in their conduct in regards to opioid marketing,” said Metz, who is leading the county’s efforts. He added the litigation will try to hold opioid distributors responsible for oversupplying the drugs.

Any monetary funds obtained could go toward addiction treatment, educational treatment, drug collections and even Narcan — a medication authorities administer in case someone overdoses.

“We want to stop them from what they are doing and hold them accountable and provide relief for future care and education,” Metz said.

When asked if the county could recoup costs associated with Prince’s death, Metz said it’s something officials haven’t looked into yet.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs to Carver County, Metz said. The company that will likely handle the case, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P, will cover litigation costs. If the county receives payments from the opoid companies, Lockridge will receive about 25 percent.

“We have to hold them accountable if you are abusing your duties all in the name of profit that’s what’s so sad about this — it is at the expense of people lives,” Metz said.

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Reply #1 posted 12/21/17 6:17am

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Just saw an article on CNN that opioids now kill more people each year in the US than breast cancer. 😔
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Reply #2 posted 12/21/17 8:26am

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Since he thought he was taking hydro and it was really fetanyl, there HAS to be someone accountable. No one will fess up so might as well sue the company. Good for them!

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So, does this mean that they know where the illegal Fentanyl came from? eek

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How are they going to hunt-down these pill factories? eek

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I wonder if this is all just smoke and mirrors to make it look like they are actually doing something about it....

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Reply #4 posted 12/21/17 4:20pm

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rogifan said:

Just saw an article on CNN that opioids now kill more people each year in the US than breast cancer. 😔

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Yes, it's been plastered all over the news lately. It's really terrible and they can't seem to get a handle on it.

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Reply #5 posted 12/21/17 4:22pm

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The illegal Fentanyl comes from China.

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Reply #6 posted 12/21/17 4:23pm

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paisleypark4 said:

Since he thought he was taking hydro and it was really fetanyl, there HAS to be someone accountable. No one will fess up so might as well sue the company. Good for them!

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Big question is; did Prince know what he was taking? If he didn't, then reason why this is still a homicide investigation, because there is someone out there who gave this shit to Prince, and that is murder, imo.

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laurarichardson said:

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chanhassen_villager/prince-s-home-county-plans-to-sue-opioid-companies/article_098bcd08-9786-50d1-ac64-3e7da511ef04.html




The Carver County Board of Commissioners voted to take the next step in seeking legal action against opioid manufacturers and distributors, Tuesday.


The county’s most high profile opioid death was of rock star Prince Rogers Nelson, who was found dead in his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen in 2016 after an overdose.


Most recently, Leah Victoria Peterson, i...g overdose. Authorities claim Peterson arranged the drug deal.









The action by the commissioners authorizes county officials to seek a retainer with outside counsel for the litigation. It follows similar actions local governments have been taking across the country in an effort to hold opioid manufacturers and distributors responsible for opioid deaths, said Carver County District Attorney Mark Metz.


“We are coming forward now — it shows unity across the state,” Metz said.


More than 60 local and state governments have filed or plan to file lawsuits nationwide, according to Metz. In Minnesota, Washington, Mower and Ramsey counties have filed federal lawsuits, according to the Minnesota County Attorneys Association’s website.


“We are trying to hold manufacturers responsible in their conduct in regards to opioid marketing,” said Metz, who is leading the county’s efforts. He added the litigation will try to hold opioid distributors responsible for oversupplying the drugs.


Any monetary funds obtained could go toward addiction treatment, educational treatment, drug collections and even Narcan — a medication authorities administer in case someone overdoses.


“We want to stop them from what they are doing and hold them accountable and provide relief for future care and education,” Metz said.


When asked if the county could recoup costs associated with Prince’s death, Metz said it’s something officials haven’t looked into yet.









There will be no out-of-pocket costs to Carver County, Metz said. The company that will likely handle the case, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P, will cover litigation costs. If the county receives payments from the opoid companies, Lockridge will receive about 25 percent.


“We have to hold them accountable if you are abusing your duties all in the name of profit that’s what’s so sad about this — it is at the expense of people lives,” Metz said.





So they're saying Leah Victoria did the drug deal
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Reply #8 posted 12/21/17 5:27pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

The illegal Fentanyl comes from China.

They have found some of it manufactured right here in the good old USA. It is nice to blame everything on China.

Also once again wholesalers are pushing this stuff on small town

America. This has a created epidemic by making pills too strong and over prescribing them.

[Edited 12/21/17 17:29pm]

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cloveringold85 said:

paisleypark4 said:

Since he thought he was taking hydro and it was really fetanyl, there HAS to be someone accountable. No one will fess up so might as well sue the company. Good for them!

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Big question is; did Prince know what he was taking? If he didn't, then reason why this is still a homicide investigation, because there is someone out there who gave this shit to Prince, and that is murder, imo.

ME and the police for reason unknown to us seem to think he did not know what he was taking. If somone slipped it to him or brought it for him on purpose it is still murder.

I know Charles Smith said that he spoke to police and they said that there are strange things about the case. I am sure we will find out what has been going on soon enough.

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Strawberrylova123 said:

laurarichardson said:

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chanhassen_villager/prince-s-home-county-plans-to-sue-opioid-companies/article_098bcd08-9786-50d1-ac64-3e7da511ef04.html

The Carver County Board of Commissioners voted to take the next step in seeking legal action against opioid manufacturers and distributors, Tuesday.

The county’s most high profile opioid death was of rock star Prince Rogers Nelson, who was found dead in his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen in 2016 after an overdose.

Most recently, Leah Victoria Peterson, i...g overdose. Authorities claim Peterson arranged the drug deal.

The action by the commissioners authorizes county officials to seek a retainer with outside counsel for the litigation. It follows similar actions local governments have been taking across the country in an effort to hold opioid manufacturers and distributors responsible for opioid deaths, said Carver County District Attorney Mark Metz.

“We are coming forward now — it shows unity across the state,” Metz said.

More than 60 local and state governments have filed or plan to file lawsuits nationwide, according to Metz. In Minnesota, Washington, Mower and Ramsey counties have filed federal lawsuits, according to the Minnesota County Attorneys Association’s website.

“We are trying to hold manufacturers responsible in their conduct in regards to opioid marketing,” said Metz, who is leading the county’s efforts. He added the litigation will try to hold opioid distributors responsible for oversupplying the drugs.

Any monetary funds obtained could go toward addiction treatment, educational treatment, drug collections and even Narcan — a medication authorities administer in case someone overdoses.

“We want to stop them from what they are doing and hold them accountable and provide relief for future care and education,” Metz said.

When asked if the county could recoup costs associated with Prince’s death, Metz said it’s something officials haven’t looked into yet.

There will be no out-of-pocket costs to Carver County, Metz said. The company that will likely handle the case, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P, will cover litigation costs. If the county receives payments from the opoid companies, Lockridge will receive about 25 percent.

“We have to hold them accountable if you are abusing your duties all in the name of profit that’s what’s so sad about this — it is at the expense of people lives,” Metz said.

So they're saying Leah Victoria did the drug deal

She did the drug deal for this guy that died in Channashen. It is interesting but I do not think it has anything to do with Prince or least no one has made any statements about her being connected to his case. The fact that the dealer is a women is interesting. She knew it was bad stuff when she sold it to him.

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chaska_herald/woman-charged-with-third-degree-murder-in-connection-to-chaska/article_257b1971-06fd-577e-9dba-76a692dd4634.html

[Edited 12/21/17 17:47pm]

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If the opioids have been doctored with fentanyl, which isn't how they were sold, I'm not sure what this action is supposed to do? This seems like a really weird thing to be doing and I can't figure out how it could possibly be successful? Pharmaceutical companies make opioids but it's the docs who prescribe this stuff.

I'm not clear on what is going on with this.

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Mumio said:

If the opioids have been doctored with fentanyl, which isn't how they were sold, I'm not sure what this action is supposed to do? This seems like a really weird thing to be doing and I can't figure out how it could possibly be successful? Pharmaceutical companies make opioids but it's the docs who prescribe this stuff.

I'm not clear on what is going on with this.

Trying to sue the companies for their marketing of these products as some magical cure all. There is evidence of doctor kick backs, incentives and lobbyiest paying off congressmen and senators.

The cities and the states are going to sue to get money for drug consuling, narcan, public service announcements, and funds for police. Kind of like the lawsuits against the tobacco companies.

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Some of the counties are running out of money to handle this problem and the morgues are filled.

The Federal Govt could care less so this is all the counties and cities can do.

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Reply #13 posted 12/21/17 6:08pm

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laurarichardson said:

Mumio said:

If the opioids have been doctored with fentanyl, which isn't how they were sold, I'm not sure what this action is supposed to do? This seems like a really weird thing to be doing and I can't figure out how it could possibly be successful? Pharmaceutical companies make opioids but it's the docs who prescribe this stuff.

I'm not clear on what is going on with this.

Trying to sue the companies for their marketing of these products as some magical cure all. There is evidence of doctor kick backs, incentives and lobbyiest paying off congressmen and senators.

The cities and the states are going to sue to get money for drug consuling, narcan, public service announcements, and funds for police. Kind of like the lawsuits against the tobacco companies.

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Some of the counties are running out of money to handle this problem and the morgues are filled.

The Federal Govt could care less so this is all the counties and cities can do.

[Edited 12/21/17 18:03pm]



It's going to be interesting to see because the pharmaceutical companies have changed the way they incentivize the medical profession, no doubt for these kinds of scenarios. If they are guilty of pushing to maximize profits, they should pay then. Dearly. I wonder what is going to happen with the md's though because they have a hand in it too if they are writing without good justification to do so.

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Reply #14 posted 12/21/17 6:28pm

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It sounds like this lawsuit is a general response to the opioid crisis (the article mentions that carver county is joining 60 counties nationwide and 3 in Minnesota) and not about the county assigning blame in Prince's death. It was the author of the article who mentioned Prince ODing on opioids; the people filing the suit apparently didn't mention his case specifically.

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disch said:

It sounds like this lawsuit is a general response to the opioid crisis (the article mentions that carver county is joining 60 counties nationwide and 3 in Minnesota) and not about the county assigning blame in Prince's death. It was the author of the article who mentioned Prince ODing on opioids; the people filing the suit apparently didn't mention his case specifically.

[Edited 12/21/17 18:29pm]

You are not telling us anything we did not know all ready.

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The illegal Fentanyl comes from China.


Or in some basement or garage. Some homes have been deemed unhabitable for humans until it gets thoroughly cleaned.

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Reply #17 posted 12/22/17 4:08am

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Mumio said:

If the opioids have been doctored with fentanyl, which isn't how they were sold, I'm not sure what this action is supposed to do? This seems like a really weird thing to be doing and I can't figure out how it could possibly be successful? Pharmaceutical companies make opioids but it's the docs who prescribe this stuff.

I'm not clear on what is going on with this.


Yeah it’s the medical industry as a whole that needs to change. And medical science needs to find a better way to treat pain than highly addictive, deadly drugs.
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Reply #18 posted 12/22/17 4:25am

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Mumio said:



laurarichardson said:




Mumio said:


If the opioids have been doctored with fentanyl, which isn't how they were sold, I'm not sure what this action is supposed to do? This seems like a really weird thing to be doing and I can't figure out how it could possibly be successful? Pharmaceutical companies make opioids but it's the docs who prescribe this stuff.

I'm not clear on what is going on with this.



Trying to sue the companies for their marketing of these products as some magical cure all. There is evidence of doctor kick backs, incentives and lobbyiest paying off congressmen and senators.



The cities and the states are going to sue to get money for drug consuling, narcan, public service announcements, and funds for police. Kind of like the lawsuits against the tobacco companies.


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Some of the counties are running out of money to handle this problem and the morgues are filled.



The Federal Govt could care less so this is all the counties and cities can do.


[Edited 12/21/17 18:03pm]





It's going to be interesting to see because the pharmaceutical companies have changed the way they incentivize the medical profession, no doubt for these kinds of scenarios. If they are guilty of pushing to maximize profits, they should pay then. Dearly. I wonder what is going to happen with the md's though because they have a hand in it too if they are writing without good justification to do so.



[Edited 12/21/17 18:09pm]


I’ll be interested to see where this goes. I work for an insurance company and our pharmacy division is doing a lot of work on monitoring these presciptions and flagging members who are at risk for substance abuse disorder. So often the stories you hear are of people who had a legitimate prescription from a doctor because of injury and they get hooked. I have a cousin who was in a car accident and was given medication for a bad back. She ended up on heroin and eventually in jail. It was scary for a while because she was on the run and her parents every day feared they’d get a phone call that she was dead. Thankfully she’s been clean for a year now. My nephew had his wisdom teeth pulled and the oral surgeon prescribed Percocet. Ridiculous.
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Reply #19 posted 12/22/17 5:01am

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rogifan said:

Mumio said:



It's going to be interesting to see because the pharmaceutical companies have changed the way they incentivize the medical profession, no doubt for these kinds of scenarios. If they are guilty of pushing to maximize profits, they should pay then. Dearly. I wonder what is going to happen with the md's though because they have a hand in it too if they are writing without good justification to do so.

[Edited 12/21/17 18:09pm]

I’ll be interested to see where this goes. I work for an insurance company and our pharmacy division is doing a lot of work on monitoring these presciptions and flagging members who are at risk for substance abuse disorder. So often the stories you hear are of people who had a legitimate prescription from a doctor because of injury and they get hooked. I have a cousin who was in a car accident and was given medication for a bad back. She ended up on heroin and eventually in jail. It was scary for a while because she was on the run and her parents every day feared they’d get a phone call that she was dead. Thankfully she’s been clean for a year now. My nephew had his wisdom teeth pulled and the oral surgeon prescribed Percocet. Ridiculous.

The stituation with your nephew is the root of the problem. Years ago dentist gave you Tylenol 3 not percocet for having a wisdom tooth pulled. Doctors and pharmacitical companies are pushing these pain pills and generated a demand by making people junkies.

I do not think that was the plan. I actually think big pharma just wanted to get docs to prescribe more stronger pain meds to make more money without caring about the fallout.

Companies exisit to make profits but the doctors should know better. Why would a dentist prescribe percocet for having a wisdom tooth pulled?

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The illegal Fentanyl comes from China.

and NK

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this is a good step but i wish they'd also spend money on a time machine so we can go back and warn Prince rose

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XxAxX said:

purplethunder3121 said:

The illegal Fentanyl comes from China.

and NK

States do not have the power or money to do anything about what is going on in China. People are selling here in the US and Big Pharma started pushing it on patients.

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XxAxX said:

this is a good step but i wish they'd also spend money on a time machine so we can go back and warn Prince rose


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laurarichardson said:

cloveringold85 said:

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Big question is; did Prince know what he was taking? If he didn't, then reason why this is still a homicide investigation, because there is someone out there who gave this shit to Prince, and that is murder, imo.

ME and the police for reason unknown to us seem to think he did not know what he was taking. If somone slipped it to him or brought it for him on purpose it is still murder.

I know Charles Smith said that he spoke to police and they said that there are strange things about the case. I am sure we will find out what has been going on soon enough.

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This whole thing just screams "cover-up", imo. There have been no updates from investigators on the case. I mean, if they don't have anything by now, I don't think it will ever happen.

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luv4u said:

purplethunder3121 said:

The illegal Fentanyl comes from China.


Or in some basement or garage. Some homes have been deemed unhabitable for humans until it gets thoroughly cleaned.

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Yes, it's really bad.

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rogifan said:

Mumio said:



It's going to be interesting to see because the pharmaceutical companies have changed the way they incentivize the medical profession, no doubt for these kinds of scenarios. If they are guilty of pushing to maximize profits, they should pay then. Dearly. I wonder what is going to happen with the md's though because they have a hand in it too if they are writing without good justification to do so.

[Edited 12/21/17 18:09pm]

I’ll be interested to see where this goes. I work for an insurance company and our pharmacy division is doing a lot of work on monitoring these presciptions and flagging members who are at risk for substance abuse disorder. So often the stories you hear are of people who had a legitimate prescription from a doctor because of injury and they get hooked. I have a cousin who was in a car accident and was given medication for a bad back. She ended up on heroin and eventually in jail. It was scary for a while because she was on the run and her parents every day feared they’d get a phone call that she was dead. Thankfully she’s been clean for a year now. My nephew had his wisdom teeth pulled and the oral surgeon prescribed Percocet. Ridiculous.

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That is just terrible. I'm glad you cousin is doing better. These doctor's can't be giving out pain pills like they are tic tacs. rolleyes

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My husband just went to the doctor for tennis elbow, and the doctor prescribed him something for the inflamation, and he didn't even want to take it. It wasn't percocet though.

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XxAxX said:

this is a good step but i wish they'd also spend money on a time machine so we can go back and warn Prince rose

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I believe that Prince was careful of what he put into his body. I also believe he trusted whomever was the source of the illegal Fentanyl, and he didn't think he was taking anything that would harm himself.

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Reply #28 posted 12/22/17 5:49pm

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Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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I hope people click on this link and stop screaming about China.
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