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Oklahoma's top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

 

March 21, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drugmakers are trying to persuade Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, a week after rejecting drugmakers' request to immediately postpone the scheduled May 28 start.

A ruling was not anticipated Wednesday. The judges are expected to deliberate Monday behind closed doors and issue a ruling later.

The 2017 lawsuit filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter accuses 13 opioid manufacturers of running fraudulent marketing campaigns that led t...



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