See Law360 Article below: “Meet The Attorneys Facing Off In The Oklahoma Opioid Trial” Please note: After publication of this article, the Teva Defendants entered into a settlement agreement with the State of Oklahoma for $85 Million.
On March 26, 2019, the State of Oklahoma announced that one of the defendants in litigation against several manufacturers of opioid-based painkillers, Purdue Pharma, had agreed to pay $270 million to settle the claims brought against it by the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. The State alleged Purdue aggressively marketed its
On March 25, 2019, the Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a request by Defendant drugmakers to delay the start of the first state lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to go to trial. Cleveland County District Court Judge Thad Balkman previously rejected the delay request, saying the matter is of huge public importance and should move forward in
In a February 26th filing in Cleveland County District Court, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter alleged that Johnson & Johnson acted as an opioid “kingpin” by using a web of foreign and domestic subsidiaries to supply raw materials “necessary to manufacture the opioid pain medications thrust upon the unsuspecting public since the 1990s.” In the