October 8, 2019 / 9:16 PM / 14 days ago

Oklahoma appeals size of $572 million award in J&J opioid case

Oklahoma’s attorney general has moved to appeal a judge’s ruling holding that state had only established it was entitled to just $572 million of the $17 billion it requested on its claims that Johnson & Johnson fueled the opioid epidemic through deceptive painkiller marketing.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter in a filing on Monday told the Oklahoma Supreme Court that he would challenge the award to the extent the judge’s August decision limited the state’s recovery in the case.

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