Oklahoma Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572M for Role in State's Opioid Crisis

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Published on August 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:13s

Oklahoma Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572M for Role in State's Opioid Crisis

Weeks after testimony ended in a historic bench trial, an Oklahoma judge has reached an opinion in the case.

On Monday, Judge Thad Balkman ruled in favor of the state, saying that Johnson & Johnson's actions compromised the health of thousands of Oklahomans.


Oklahoma Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572M for Role in State's Opioid Crisis

COURTHOUSE WITH MORE ON THISLANDMARK RULING.

BRENT ELITHIS CASE COULD REALLY HAVETHIS CASE COULD REALLY HAVEFAR REACHING EFFECTS.

YOUTHIS CASE COULD REALLY HAVEFAR REACHING EFFECTS.

YOUKNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHERFAR REACHING EFFECTS.

YOUKNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHERKNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHERCASES STANDING BY IN STATECASES STANDING BY IN STATEALSO FILED ACROSSALSO FILED ACROSSTHE COUNTRY.

ALL EYES ONTHE COUNTRY.

ALL EYES ONTHE CLEVELAND COUNTYTHE COUNTRY.

ALL EYES ONTHE CLEVELAND COUNTYCOURTROOM THIS AFTERNOON ASTHE CLEVELAND COUNTYCOURTROOM THIS AFTERNOON ASCOURTROOM THIS AFTERNOON ASJUDGE FAD BACHMANN RULES INJUDGE FAD BACHMANN RULES INFAVOR OF THE STATE OFFAVOR OF THE STATE OFOKLAHOMA SAYING THEY DID MEETOKLAHOMA SAYING THEY DID MEETTHEIR BURDEN.

THEY DID PROVETHEIR BURDEN.

THEY DID PROVETHAT JOHNSON AND JOHNSON IS ATHAT JOHNSON AND JOHNSON IS APUBLIC NUISANCE IN THIS CASE.PUBLIC NUISANCE IN THIS CASE.THIS IS A FIRST STATE OFTHIS IS A FIRST STATE OFOKLAHOMA.

THEY HAD NEVEROKLAHOMA.

THEY HAD NEVERRULED THAT A COURT HAD NEVERRULED THAT A COURT HAD NEVERRULED THAT A PRIVATE COMPANYRULED THAT A COURT HAD NEVERRULED THAT A PRIVATE COMPANYIS A PUBLIC NUISANCE LIKERULED THAT A PRIVATE COMPANYIS A PUBLIC NUISANCE LIKEIS A PUBLIC NUISANCE LIKETHIS BEFORE THE JUDGE RULESTHIS BEFORE THE JUDGE RULESIN FAVOR OF THE STATE NOT TOIN FAVOR OF THE STATE NOT TOSEVENTEEN POINT TWO BILLIONSEVENTEEN POINT TWO BILLIONTHAT WAS REQUESTED INSTEAD TOTHAT WAS REQUESTED INSTEAD TOTHE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED ANDSEVENTY TWO MILLION THE STATESEVENTY TWO MILLION THE STATEMET ITS BURDEN THATMET ITS BURDEN THATTHE DEFENDANT'S JOHNSON ANDTHE DEFENDANT'S JOHNSON ANDJOHNSON AND JOHNSON'SJOHNSON AND JOHNSON'SJOHNSON AND JOHNSON'SMISLEADING MARKETING ANDMISLEADING MARKETING ANDMISLEADING MARKETING ANDPROMOTION OF OPIOIDS CREATEDPROMOTION OF OPIOIDS CREATEDA NUISANCE THOSE ACTIONSA NUISANCE THOSE ACTIONSCOMPROMISED THE HEALTH ANDCOMPROMISED THE HEALTH ANDSAFETY OF THOUSANDS OFOKLAHOMANS.

ALL RIGHT RIGHTOKLAHOMANS.

ALL RIGHT RIGHTNOW WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEADOKLAHOMANS.

ALL RIGHT RIGHTNOW WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEADAND GO BACK INSIDENOW WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEADAND GO BACK INSIDEAND GO BACK INSIDETHE COURTROOM ASTHE COURTROOM ASREPRESENTATIVES FROM JOHNSONREPRESENTATIVES FROM JOHNSON

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