April 10, 2019 / 8:53 PM / 11 days ago

J&J opposes Oklahoma bid to turn opioid case into nonjury trial

Johnson & Johnson is fighting a bid by Oklahoma’s attorney general to have a judge instead of a jury hear claims that it helped fuel the opioid epidemic, saying only jurors can assess the state’s demands for monetary damages.

In a motion filed in Cleveland County District Court on Tuesday, J&J said Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s recent decision to drop several claims in the case did not eliminate the company’s right to have a jury instead of bench trial.

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