UPDATE
Final Approval Granted

Judge Charles R Breyer granted final approval on February 2, 2024. We are finalizing payment amounts for this Settlement and will begin issuing payments in the coming weeks. Allocations to eligible subdivisions were made following the same general intrastate methodologies as applied in the national opioids settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Political subdivisions are eligible to be paid if they (a) were paid in Janssen; (b) have a population over 10,000; or (c) were litigating in McKinsey as identified by presence on Schedule A of the McKinsey settlement agreement.

The Court has ordered that Class members shall be required to use the settlement funds exclusively for approved uses designed to abate the opioid epidemic as set forth in Exhibit E (“List of Opioid Remediation Uses”) of the prior MDL 2804 settlements.


A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against McKinsey & Company, Inc.; McKinsey Holdings, Inc.; McKinsey & Company, Inc., United States; and McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C., (“McKinsey”) claiming that McKinsey played a central role in the unfolding, propagation, and exploitation of the opioid crisis by advising multiple opioid manufacturers and other industry participants how to sell as many prescription opioids as possible. The lawsuit is known as In re McKinsey & Co., Inc., National Prescription Opiate Consultant Litigation, Case No. 3:21-md-02996-CRB (N.D. California). McKinsey denies Plaintiffs’ allegations.


IF YOU ARE A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT FROM AN OPIOIDS CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Remain in the Class No need to take any action to receive your share of the Settlement.
Object to the Settlement
Deadline (Postmarked): January 5, 2024
If you stay in the Class, you may object to the Settlement. You may submit a timely written notice of objection to the Court.
Exclude Your Subdivision (Opt Out)
Deadline: January 5, 2024
You may request to be excluded from the Settlement, and, if you do, you will receive no benefits from the Settlement.
Attend the Final Approval Hearing If you object to the Settlement as described above, you may also ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.