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Oklahoma judge rejects dismissal requests in opioid lawsuit


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Oklahoma's multibillion dollar lawsuit against opioid producers will proceed.

Pharmaceutical companies had argued that the state tried to misuse public nuisance laws. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman on Monday rejected that claim, The Oklahoman reported.

"Last week, we heard more arguments and excuses by the defendants as to why this case should not be heard," said Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. "The Oklahoma Supreme Court and now, on multiple occasions, Judge Balkman, has said this case should proceed to trial. These rulings...

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