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Wayne Washington is the Palm Beach County government reporter for The Palm Beach Post. He is a veteran reporter of 25 years who recently worked for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, where he covered state education policy. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Wayne also has worked for ...

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After a protracted debate, commissioners vote 4-2 to hire a team of three firms - Ferrraro Law Firm, Napoli Skolnik and Stull, Stull and Brody - to represent the county if it files suit in the opioid epidemic. Team of law firms said will look to file suit in state court.
Each firm has made its pitch. Commissioners will take up other items and then return to the legal teams afterward.
Legal teams making their pitches, touting their understanding of the opioid crisis and their legal expertise. Issue of indemnification - making sure county taxpayers won't pay - is a factor in the discussion. Two teams say Florida Bar prohibits full indemnification
County considering legal teams that would represent it in a possible opioid suit. One team has agreed to fully indemnify the county. Two others have refused to do so.
@VoteMcKinlay noted that @StormyDaniels would, in fact, have to get a card if she wanted to perform in PBC. Work ID card ordinance is aimed at stemming human trafficking.
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