Opioid drug defendants ask Oklahoma judge to end case
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter talks with the media during a break the Opioid trial in Norman, Okla., June 26, 2019.
Sue Ogrocki | AP
The defendants in Oklahoma’s trial against drugmakers are asking a judge to rule in their favor, arguing the state has failed to prove they’re responsible for the opioid epidemic.
Attorneys for consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals filed a motion for judgment Wednesday after the state rested its case.
Oklahoma called its last witness on Tuesday, a former sales representative for Johnson & Johnson. The drugmakers’ case is expected to take about four more weeks.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has called Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries a “kingpin” responsible for the state’s ongoing opioid epidemic.
Johnson & Johnson attorney John Sparks says the state is seeking damages from the company without any evidence that it caused the problem.
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