Tag: opioid lawsuits

Okla. judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for opioid crisis

Johnson & Johnson must pay the state of Oklahoma $572 million in the first opioid-related state case to go to trial. Cleveland County (Okla.) District Judge Thad Balkman found the pharmaceutical company responsible for the opioid crisis in… Read More

Lawsuits pile up against Purdue Pharma, other drug companies over OxyContin

Amid hints of a pending bankruptcy filing, officials are weighing their options in a mounting legal push against Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the narcotic prescription painkiller, OxyContin. Oklahoma settled for $270 million with Purdue and the company’s owners,… Read More

Judge seeks funding information in opioid-manufacturer lawsuits

A U.S. District judge wants information about the funders behind hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids. “The judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits targeting opioid makers is demanding local governments’ lawyers turn over information about… Read More