Authored by: Ollie Lammers
According to PersonalInjury.com, Johnson & Johnson is appealing an Oklahoma judge’s $572 million order against the company and its subsidiaries for helping fuel the state’s opioid crisis.
Johnson & Johnson filed an appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, arguing the ruling was an “unprecedented interpretation of Oklahoma public nuisance law.”
According to PersonalInjury.com, the attorneys wrote in the appeal:
“That novel ruling has immense public-policy implications, undermining product-liability law rules, which have always governed disputes over the marketing and sales of goods and threatening wide-ranging liability for companies that do business in Oklahoma.”
A spokesperson for Oklahoma Attorney General said their office is reviewing the appeal.
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