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US Chamber supports appeal of $465M Oklahoma opioid judgment


October 9, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce can support Johnson & Johnson's bid to overturn a $465 million judgement against the opioid manufacturer, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled.

The court allowed the Chamber along with more than half a dozen pro-business and public policy groups and individuals to file friend of the court briefs.

Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman last summer ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state's opioid crisis, saying the consumer products giant downplayed the risk of addiction and death while overstating the...

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