Drugmakers Can't End Calif. Opioid Trial, Judge Rules
Law360 (June 15, 2021, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday rejected drugmakers' efforts to end a landmark opioid trial in which Golden State communities contend that marketing of narcotic painkillers caused an addiction epidemic.
The ruling from Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson preserved allegations that divisions of Johnson & Johnson, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan PLC created a "public nuisance" in the form of the opioid crisis. The decision followed oral arguments on the drugmakers' motions for judgment in their favor after the communities rested their case nearly two months into the trial.
"The court declines to render judgment regarding the claims...
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