Wagstaff & Cartmell represents cities, counties, school districts and regional authorities in high-profile disputes.
- Tom Cartmell recently appointed to leadership position in Juul litigation
- Hired by Kansas Attorney General in multi-year arbitration with big tobacco
- Representing client in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 2804
To learn more about our Government Representation work, contact us at (816) 701-1100.
Litigating expertise for small towns and entire states
Wagstaff & Cartmell proudly represents cities, counties, school districts and regional authorities in high-profile disputes where fundamental public policies are at stake, or the outcome carries significant financial implications. We are proud of the work we do with government entities, including the Kansas Attorney General who hired Wagstaff & Cartmell to represent the state in a multi-year arbitration initiated by the big tobacco companies.
We currently represent Kentucky, Oregon and West Virginia prosecuting claims against Ethicon on transvaginal mesh products, as well as Buchanan County, Missouri – with one of the highest rates of opioid prescriptions in the country – in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 2804. Most recently, Tom Cartmell was appointed as Plaintiffs’ Government Entity Liaison Counsel in the Juul litigation.
NPM Adjustment Arbitration (State of Kansas), Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
In 1998, the major tobacco companies reached a $206 billion global settlement with 48 states memorialized in the landmark Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). In 2008, the tobacco companies initiated an arbitration proceeding against 35 states under a provision in the MSA contending that they were entitled to a $1.1 billion adjustment to their contract payments for the year 2003. The Kansas AttorneyRead More
In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL 2804 (N.D. Ohio)
The Wagstaff & Cartmell team is involved in this prescription opiate litigation MDL. Ty Hudson worked with a team of lawyers to help prosecute the case against prescription drug distributors in the initial MDL bellwether cases, which resulted in settlements totaling more than $260 million. The next phase of the litigation is on-going. Eric D. Barton is representing dozens of county and cRead More
JUUL Labs, Inc., MDL No. 2913
Wagstaff & Cartmell is involved in this MDL against JUUL Labs, Inc. Tom Cartmell has been appointed the Plaintiff’s Government Entity Liaison Counsel of the JUUL Labs Inc. MDL in the Northern District of California in front of the Honorable William H. Orrick.
Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Wagstaff & Cartmell currently represents the Commonwealth of Kentucky in consumer protection litigation against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon involving transvaginal mesh sales within the state.Read More
State of Oregon v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Wagstaff & Cartmell currently represents the State of Oregon in consumer protection litigation against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon involving transvaginal mesh sales within the state.Read More