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Oklahoma attorney general to appeal judge's opioid ruling


November 22, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he plans to appeal a judge's order directing consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $465 million to help address the state's opioid crisis.

Hunter said Thursday the judge's final order only covers one year of the state's proposed abatement plan and that the actual costs to clean up the damage from the opioid crisis are much higher.

Attorneys for the company also say they plan to appeal.

Johnson & Johnson had asked the judge to consider reducing the final award based on pre-trial settlements totaling $355 m...

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