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Opioid Fines Could Reach $150 Billion in Worst-Case Scenario

Monday’s $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson may mean one analyst’s “bear case scenario” of $150 billion in opioid damages just got one step closer. Patrick Trucchio, a Berenberg analyst, on Tuesday renewed his April projection for U.S. liabilities …

J&J Shares Rise as Oklahoma Opioid Award Less Than Expected

Johnson & Johnson shares rose as much as 5.4% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay far less than some investors expected in the first trial by a state seeking compensation for the public-health crisis spawned by opioid …

Teva to Pay $85 Million Settlement in Oklahoma Opioid Case

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $85 million to settle an Oklahoma lawsuit claiming that illegal marketing of its opioid painkillers contributed to a public health crisis in the state. The deal, announced Sunday, was reached just as the …

Oklahoma Lawmakers Grumble Openly about Opioid Settlement

OKLAHOMA CITY — A $270 million settlement between the state of Oklahoma and the maker of OxyContin praised last week as an innovative way to help combat opioid addiction is facing bipartisan criticism from Oklahoma lawmakers who say the state’s …

Opioid Crisis ‘Kingpin’ Is Oklahoma’s New Target in Lawsuit

About the photo: Opium poppy plants in a field in Tasmania, Australia. Oklahoma is claiming that as the prior owner of poppy fields in Tasmania, Johnson & Johnson “acted as a ringleader” in a scheme to flood the state with …

Purdue to Pay $270M to Settle Okla. Opioid Lawsuit

Purdue Pharma LP and the Sackler family will pay $270 million to settle Oklahoma’s claims that illegal marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller devastated local communities, an accord that could influence the results of thousands of lawsuits faced by the company …

Oklahoma AG Files Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges Against 2 Men

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed workers’ compensation fraud charges in two separate cases. Pruitt’s office announced the charges Tuesday against 30-year-old Nicholas Hurt and 48-year-old James Cramer. It was unclear if either man had an attorney. Hurt, of …

Oklahoma Attorney General Charges Man in Worker’s Comp Fraud Case

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a worker’s compensation fraud charge against a Lawton man who allegedly submitted multiple timesheets to receive payment for hours he didn’t work. Pruitt charged James Dorman Jackson with the crime. It wasn’t immediately …

Oklahoma AG Warns Insurers Not to ‘Steer’ to Certain Repair Shops

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning citizens of his state about the practice of “steering” — where insurers strongly push consumers to take their vehicles to “preferred” auto body for repairs. Pruitt said such repair shops that may be …

Oklahoma AG Says Workers’ Comp Panel Sessions Must Be Public

The Oklahoma attorney general said state law requires the Workers’ Compensation Commission to open its meetings to the public. Two commissioners wanted to discuss appeals involving injured workers’ cases in closed meetings, the Tulsa World reported. “While we are aware …