oklahoma opioid lawsuits News

Oklahoma AG Sues 3 Opioid Distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Jan. 13 brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court …

Endo Pharmaceuticals Settles with Oklahoma for Alleged Role in Opioid Crisis

Endo Pharmaceuticals has reached an out-of-court settlement totaling $8.75 million for the company’s alleged role in Oklahoma’s opioid crisis, state Attorney General Mike Hunter reported in a media release issued by his office. The majority of the money will go …

Judge Trims Oklahoma Opioid Penalty on J&J to $465M to Reflect Math Error

An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million. The decision by Cleveland County District …

Concerns Arise About How Oklahoma’s Opioid Settlement Money Will Be Used

Oklahoma’s legal fight against the opioid industry has racked up settlements and judgments of nearly $1 billion, but as the numbers keep rising, so do concerns over how that money will be spent. Experts say the $572 million judgment issued …

Major J&J Opioid Ruling Expected Monday Out of Oklahoma

An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general who argues the drugmaker should be forced to pay $17 billion for fueling the opioid epidemic. …

US Government Wants Some of Oklahoma’s $270M Purdue Pharma Settlement Money

The U.S. government wants a portion of Oklahoma’s $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state’s ongoing lawsuit against opioid makers. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote to the head of Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency …