Lawsuit filed by pharmaceutical company to halt Dozier’s execution will move forward

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A lawsuit filed by a pharmaceutical company that put a scheduled execution on hold will move forward.

Convicted murderer Scott Dozier has asked to be put to death. However, Alvogen, the maker of one of the drugs the state wanted to use in the lethal injection cocktail, sued to stop it.

On Friday, a District Court Judge ruled that the state did not purchase the drug Midazolam in good faith, and granted a preliminary injunction against using it in the execution.

However, the judge also denied an injunction that would have stopped the other two drugs in the cocktail from being used.

The Nevada Supreme Court will weigh in on the case as well in the future.

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