August 6, 2018 / 9:47 PM / 8 months ago

Purdue loses bid to fight Oklahoma opioid case in federal court

A federal judge has rejected OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP’s bid to keep a lawsuit by Oklahoma’s attorney general accusing it and other drugmakers of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers out of state court.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City on Friday granted Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s motion to remand a lawsuit he filed last year in a state court, clearing the way for the case go to trial in May 2019.

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