On March 6, the city of Cleveland filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors in an attempt to recover the costs incurred by the city as a result of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The city hired Taft to represent it in the litigation. Attorneys working on the lawsuit are David J. Butler, Adrian D. Thompson and David H. Wallace. The lawsuit seeks to have drug companies pay the public safety and social services costs the city accumulated in recent years as a result of the opioid scourge.
Taft is mentioned in the article "Cleveland files lawsuit against drug companies over opioid epidemic" for representing the city of Cleveland in the opioid litigation. The article was published on cleveland.com on March 6.