The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - FRONT PAGE - — ARIEL HART, ARIELLE KASS, GREG BLUESTEIN

■ The state of Ge­or­gia and lo­cal gov­ern­ments are among those that have sued Pur­due Pharma and other drug firms. On Wed­nes­day, they didn’t stake out a po­si­tion for or against the ten­ta­tive set­tle­ment.

■ About 2,000 law­suits have been con­sol­i­dated into one “mul­ti­dis­trict lit­i­ga­tion” group in fed­eral court, com­pris­ing most, but not all, of the law­suits against Pur­due Pharma. The lead­ers of that group are urg­ing the mem­bers take the deal.

■ Both Ge­or­gia At­tor­ney Gen­eral Chris Carr’s of­fice and lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Ful­ton County said the sit­u­a­tion was still too “fluid” to make a de­ci­sion just yet.

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