November 21, 2019 / 11:00 PM / 24 days ago

Oklahoma to seek billions more from J&J over opioid crisis on appeal

Oklahoma’s attorney general on Thursday announced that he would appeal a judge’s decision to limit the amount Johnson & Johnson must pay for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers to $465 million.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, who at trial had sought to force J&J to pay $17 billion over three decades to repair the damage caused by the epidemic, said last Friday’s final order by Judge Thad Balkman was not consistent with the state’s public nuisance law.

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