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Johnson & Johnson appeals Oklahoma judge's opioid ruling

 

December 11, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson have appealed an Oklahoma judge's order for the company to pay $465 million to address the state's opioid crisis.

The company argues in an appeal filed Monday that the judge misapplied the state's public nuisance laws in reaching his decision. The company also maintains that the award should be reduced by $355 million to offset pretrial settlements between the state and two other drugmakers.

"Without explanation, the court found Janssen liable for the entirety of a complex crisis implicating a multitude of criminal, governmental and med...



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