NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Closing arguments were heard Monday in a historic trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson created an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma as state attorneys contend, or if as defense attorneys said, the state is trying to make Johnson the fall-guy for a societal drug problem it did not create.
NORMAL, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – As lawyers for Johnson & Johnson called their last witness on Friday in a case accusing the company of causing an opioid epidemic, they filed a motion again asking an Oklahoma judge to toss the lawsuit saying it’s unconstitutional.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys hired by the State of Oklahoma on July 1 filed a motion asking a judge to deny a request by lawyers for Johnson & Johnson to strike the testimony of a key state’s witness in a trial accusing J&J of creating an opioid epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A drug researcher on Tuesday told defense attorneys that opioid drugs sold by Janssen Pharmaceuticals are safe for pain relief, and later under questioning by state-hired attorneys declined to describe Oklahoma's situation as an epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson on Monday lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by contingency-fee lawyers hired by the State of Oklahoma who accused the company of creating an opioid epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma doctor appearing as a witness for Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday under questioning by state attorneys refused to use the word “epidemic” to describe the state’s opioid crisis, but conceded opioid overdose deaths had gone up in recent years.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A sales representative for Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday told a courtroom his company sold opioid drug products that were safe and effective, while attorneys for the State of Oklahoma contended the company harmed the public for profit.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson in a trial accusing the company of creating an opioid drug crisis in Oklahoma on Monday brought in an expert witness to counter the testimony of Dr. Andrew Kolodny - a witness the company has alleged is a "de facto" member of the State's legal team.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A former researcher with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the drug subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on Friday said the company’s opioid products were safe if used properly, while attorneys hired by Oklahoma alleged J&J had played loose with the facts.
NORMAN, Okla, (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson and its opioid drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutics on June 19 asked Cleveland Country District Court Judge Thad Balkman to decide if the testimony of a Connecticut businessman who founded a nonprofit to fight drug abuse should be allowed as evidence in a trial accusing the companies of creating a drug epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – An opioid researcher called as a defense expert witness told a courtroom that the opioid medication Duragesic produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because the benefits of the drug outweighed the risk.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson made a case on Wednesday that drug abusers and irresponsible doctors share responsibility for an opioid overdose epidemic, while a top state health official repeated her opinion that overzealous J&J officials and sales reps were to blame.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma's top health officer told a courtroom on Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson preyed on the state’s citizens to sell opioid prescription drugs for profit, while attorneys for the company challenged the timeline in her head.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – The attorney for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Monday attempted to convince an Oklahoma judge that making the companies pay for a drug crisis, including addicts who never used their products or who used illegal drugs, is unfair.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma judge announced on Monday agreement has been reached between feuding government officials on how an $85 million settlement with opioid drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Co. would be apportioned.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – An idea of how much money Oklahoma wants to abate the opioid drug epidemic was realized on Friday as a state health officer walked officials through a 65-page list of abatement services she said were needed, collectively projected to cost in the billions.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – In a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson helped to cause an opioid epidemic, a health officer with the Oklahoma State University in Tulsa on Thursday said the addiction outbreak will cost millions of dollars to alleviate and decades to see major progress..
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – The State of Oklahoma's evidence in a closely watched opioid trial versus Johnson & Johnson was again emotionally charged on Wednesday, as attorneys hired by the state attorney general showed a video of a baby quivering from opioid withdrawal.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut businessman recounting the heartbreak of his son’s death from drug addiction on Tuesday outlined steps to end the stigma of the disease and to make treatment improvements in a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson helped cause a prescription opioid epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson on Monday fended off accusations their client caused an addiction crisis and shifted attention onto Purdue Pharma, while also noting a plaintiffs expert is being paid upward of $500,000 for his testimony.