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Fond du Lac Band sues over opioids


August 14, 2018

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Thursday, Aug. 2, joined a growing list of governmental bodies, including Carlton County, suing opioid distributors in response to a nationwide surge in addiction and overdose deaths.

The 47-page complaint, filed in Carlton County Sixth District Court, alleges that eight distributors engaged in an ongoing civil conspiracy to cause addiction for profit "in reckless disregard of the consequences to Native American people."


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