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Cherokee Nation refiles opioid lawsuit in Sequoyah County Court

Posted at 11:09 PM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 05:03:03-05

The Cherokee Nation is continuing its fight against opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

 

The tribe just refiled its case in Sequoyah County District court after a federal judge ordered the case thrown out of tribal court.

 

2 Works For You spoke with Tiger Mountain Recovery for Women in Henryetta.

 

Of the 11 in the 90-day recovery program, 6 are recovering from opioid addiction.

 

The group is monitoring the new developments in the Cherokee Nation's case.

 

“Steps have to be taken, there’s going to be those moments where things don’t work out, but as long as they keep taking steps I think that’s the important part,” said Kristan Miller-Stevenson, who works at Tiger Mountain Recovery for Women.

 

The Cherokee Nation filed this latest lawsuit over a week ago.

 

The summons said the drug corporations, distributors and retailers named in the suit have to respond in 20 days.

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