Welcome to the Settlement Website for the matter National Prescription Opiate Consultant Litigation.

A class action settlement has been reached under which your rights may be affected.

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit brought by several public school districts across the country against the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., Inc., and three related companies, McKinsey Holdings, Inc.; McKinsey & Company, Inc., United States; and McKinsey & Company, Inc., D.C. (All four companies are collectively referred to here as “McKinsey.”)

The school districts’ claims against McKinsey have been pending in federal court in the Northern District of California as part of a multi-district proceeding against McKinsey, captioned as In re McKinsey & Co., Inc., National Prescription Opiate Consultant Litigation, Case No. 21-md-02996-CRB (SK). The school districts serving as proposed class representatives include Putnam County School District in Florida; Jefferson, Martin, Estill, Larue, Breahitt, Fayette, and Bullitt County Public Schools in Kentucky; Regional School Units of 34 and 68 in Maine; Southwestern Central and Rochester City School District in New York; and Hamblen and Hancock County Boards of Education in Tennessee.

Your School District's Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Apply for Funds from the Public School District Opioid Recovery Trust

To apply for compensation from this Settlement, you must submit a request and proposal for funding to the Public School District Opioid Recovery Trust. Please refer to FAQ 4 for more information about how to submit a valid grant proposal.

Exclude Yourself (Opt Out)
Deadline: January 5, 2024

To exclude your school district from the Settlement, you must submit a request to exclude (or “opt out”) your school district by January 5, 2024. If you do that, your district will not be eligible to apply for grants from the Public School District Opioid Recovery Trust under this Settlement, but you will preserve your school district’s rights to sue McKinsey over the claims being resolved by this Settlement.

Deadline: January 5, 2024

If you are dissatisfied with the Settlement, you can write to the Court explaining what you dislike about it. If you object to the Settlement, you are expressing your views about the Settlement, but by objecting rather than excluding your district, your district remains a member of the Settlement Class (if otherwise eligible) and, as part of the Settlement, will release the claims covered by this Settlement. If you object, you must submit a written objection by January 5, 2024.

Objecting does not disqualify your school district from participating in the Settlement. However, if your school district wants to be considered for a grant of funds from the Settlement, you must submit a request for funding.

Attend the Final Approval Hearing

If you object to the Settlement as described above, you may also ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.

Your legal rights under the Settlement are affected even if you do nothing. Please read the Notice and this website carefully.