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Reuters: Oklahoma Court Overturns $465 Million Opioid Award Against Johnson & Johnson

November 09, 2021

The Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned a US$465 million judgement against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit filed by the state alleging that the drug maker “fueled the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers.” The 5-1 decision found that the state’s public nuisance law does not pertain to manufacturing, marketing, and sales of prescription opioids and that the original ruling was wrong it holding J&J liable. The suit was the first in over 3,000 cases brought against drug manufacturers to go to trial.

(O’Melveny serves as lead trial counsel for Johnson & Johnson in this matter.) 

Read the full article here.