Endo Hit With Default Judgment In Tenn. Opioid Baby Suit

Law360 (April 7, 2021, 8:22 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee state court has ruled that Endo International plc did not fully comply with discovery orders concerning what the company knew about suspicious uses of its opioids and issued a default judgment against the company in a suit seeking $2.4 billion on behalf of a baby born dependent on opioids.

Chancellor E.G. Moody of the Sullivan County Circuit Court on Monday said that it was now clear that Endo knowingly failed to follow a 2018 discovery order to produce records dating from 2007 about its knowledge of suspicious drug activities, such as over-prescribing, its policies for potential abuse and diversion,...

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