On May 1, 2020, Nix Patterson and Co-Counsel Whitten Burrage filed three lawsuits on behalf of the State of Oklahoma against opioid distributors McKesson, Amerisource Bergen, and Cardinal Health. The firms filed the three separate lawsuits in Bryan County. The lawsuits allege the defendants ignored their duties and responsibilities to prevent oversupply and diversion of
Nix Patterson has been named the 2019 Trial Team of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers in recognition of the firm’s $465 million verdict against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Nix Patterson, along with co-counsel Whitten Burrage, represented the State of Oklahoma in its historic litigation against the manufacturers of addictive opioid pain medications.
Norman, Oklahoma – Today, Judge Thad Balkman ruled in favor of the State of Oklahoma in the nation’s first opioid trial, requiring defendant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen to pay $572,102,028 into a fund that will be used to remedy the devastating public nuisance in Oklahoma. Nix Patterson, LLP represented Oklahoma throughout the
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
As previously reported, NP and co-counsel, Whitten Burrage, represent the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter in litigation against several manufacturers of opioid pain killers in a lawsuit filed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, entitled State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al. On June 13, 2018, the Purdue defendants filed a
On August 2, 2018, NPR and co-counsel Whitten Burrage filed lawsuits on behalf of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations against several large pharmaceutical companies that manufacture highly addictive and often deadly opioid painkillers—including Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, and Cephalon. The lawsuits, filed in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma and Bryan County, Oklahoma, respectively, allege the
On Thursday January 11, 2018, Cleveland County Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman ordered that the State of Oklahoma’s trial against several major manufacturers of addictive opioid drugs will begin on May 28, 2019. The State is represented by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and the law firms of Whitten Burrage and Nix, Patterson & Roach. Whitten