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CHARLESTON — As public nuisance litigation cases continue to place blame for the ongoing opioid crisis, a former West Virginia solicitor general asked members of the state Legislature to make such laws more restrictive.

Public nuisance laws allow government authorities to file a lawsuit against entities they believe are interfering with the rights of the public.

Courtney Hessler is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch, primarily covering Marshall University. Follow her on Facebook.com/CHesslerHD and via Twitter @HesslerHD.

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