Articles by Nate Raymond

J&J Reaches Opioid Settlement with New Mexico

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims that it fueled the opioid epidemic in New Mexico, a state which originally opted against participating in a nationwide settlement resolving thousands of similar …

Nevada to Join $26 Billion Nationwide Opioid Settlement

Nevada has agreed to back a proposed nationwide settlement worth up to $26 billion resolving lawsuits against three large drug distributors and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday. …

Drugmaker Endo Strikes $63 Million Opioid Settlement with Texas

Endo International Plc has agreed to pay $63 million to resolve claims by the state of Texas and local governments that the drugmaker helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday. The deal announced by …

Firms Sue to Overturn New York Law Allowing Lawsuits Against Gun Industry

A group of gun manufacturers, distributors and retailers on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a New York law that allows the state and people affected by gun violence to sue the industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation …

U.S. Gunmakers Claim Mexico’s $10B Lawsuit Shows ‘Clash of National Values’

Gun makers including Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. on Monday asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the Mexican government accusing them of facilitating the trafficking of weapons to drug cartels, leading to thousands of …

Massachusetts Gig Worker Ballot Measure Backers Submit Signatures

Backers of a measure that asks Massachusetts voters to treat drivers for app-based companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc as independent contractors rather than employees said on Tuesday they had gathered enough signatures to get it on the …

Washington State Blames Drug Distributors in $95 Billion Opioid Trial

Washington state’s attorney general on Monday argued in court that three large drug distributors’ excessive shipments of pain pills helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, calling it the “worst man-made public health crisis in history,” as the state sought to …

CVS, Walgreens, Walmart to Make Closing Arguments in Ohio Opioid Trial

A jury is set to hear closing arguments on Monday in a trial in federal court in Cleveland focused on claims by two counties in Ohio that three major retail pharmacy chains – CVS, Walgreens and Walmart – fueled the …

From Baby Powder to Implants: J&J’s Biggest Legal Liabilities As It Prepares to Split

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it would split into two companies , hiving off its consumer health division that sells Band-Aids and Baby Powder from its pharmaceuticals and medical devices business. The separate companies will have to divide up …

Ruling in Opioid Marketing Case a Setback for States Arguing Public Nuisance

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by the state alleging the drugmaker fueled the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers. The decision marked the latest setback …