Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Joins Opioid Lawsuit
The tribe joins several other tribes in suing major opioid manufacturers and distributors.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is joining several tribes nationwide in suing major opioid manufacturers and distributors.
The tribe filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in North Dakota against 24 defendants in the opioid industry.
It alleges companies used false and misleading advertising and failed to prevent drug diversion.
The lawsuit also alleges that opioid use has taken an enormous toll on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe while the defendants have seen “blockbuster profits.”
The tribe seeks monetary damages.