Company claims Oklahoma judge miscalculated opioid award
October 3, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge made a $107 million miscalculation when he ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help clean up the state’s opioid crisis, attorneys for the company argue in a court filing.
The company also is asking for a reduction in the judgment based on pre-trial settlements totaling $355 million that the state reached with Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma and Israeli-owned Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
The company has separately appealed the court’s ruling to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, arguing that Cleveland County Dist...
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