Civil PlaintiffOpioids

Oklahoma judge rejects J&J motion to end opioid case

An Oklahoma judge ruled that the state’s ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson can move forward, rejecting the company’s argument that the state failed to prove its public-nuisance claim. 

After a fiery hearing on Monday, with accusations of lying, Judge Thad Balkman dismissed a motion by the company to toss out a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by Oklahoma’s attorney general. Balkman said the state has presented sufficient evidence for the trial to continue.

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