February 9, 2018 – PRINCETON — The city of Princeton is joining the legal fight against “Big Pharma” amid the opioid crisis.

During Monday’s regular meeting, council members unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a contingent fee engagement agreement with local attorney Melissa K. Sims and Sanders Phillips Grossman LLC of New York.

Sims spoke before the resolution was approved and said it’s a privilege to represent the place she calls home.

Sims decided to partner with the New York law firm in a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) after watching the first three cases be filed against “Big Pharma” a little over a year ago. Because the cases were public nuisance litigation on behalf of municipalities, it struck Sims’ interest, and she decided to dig deeper into the issue.

“I could not believe what happened to this public health crisis and how it got started,” she said.

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