MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Chautauqua County has received over $900,000 dollars as part of a settlement with a national opioid litigation lawsuit.
This week, the Chautauqua County Legislature accepted the county’s share of the settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
Over the course of 13 years, the county will receive $957,000. The funding is part of a larger $523 million dollar settlement secured by New York Attorney General Letitia James in November.
“However, New York State and some counties were already in the process of suing Teva and actually received a verdict in that case,” explained County Attorney Patrick Slagle.
Chautauqua County already received $2.5 million dollars from an opioid settlement fund from New York’s AG in November 2021.