NY Judge Rips Endo On Lagging Discovery In Opioid Trial

By Emily Field (August 2, 2021, 6:45 PM EDT) -- The New York judge overseeing the state's trial over the opioid crisis on Monday ordered Endo Pharmaceuticals and its firm Arnold & Porter to explain discovery violations and why Endo shouldn't be hit with a default judgment for its liability for the epidemic, following accusations of discovery cover-up in separate cases.

Justice Jerry Garguilo gave Endo and Arnold & Porter until the end of the week to explain why the state and two Long Island counties shouldn't obtain evidence from Endo and the firm "as to their noncompliance with discovery" in the trial, according to a short order signed on Friday afternoon....

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