ChipShots from the Louisville Rough

August 21, 2017 - 4:02pm

Chip Sobel

  • Professional Journalist

Perhaps the mayor would be kind enough to explain retaining the services of a Pensacola, Florida law firm to represent the city in a lawsuit filed today against three major drug distributors, citing their culpability in the current opioid crisis. Is there no Louisville law firm that does not represent a drug company and therefore not have a conflict of interest? Could it be he has no confidence in the acumen or professionalism of any local attorney? By hiring out of towners, the mayor has insulted dozens of legal minds in this community in favor of the "pros from Dover." Why is there no ordinance requiring the city to use local companies when no conflict exists? When will we return to being a major league city by trusting our own professionals?

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