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Oklahoma Judge Refuses to Delay First Trial of Responsibility for Opioid Crisis

A recent article by Lenny Bernstein of The Washington Post reported that Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman has refused a request by defendants to delay the jury trial for 100 days.  “Oklahoma is seeking payments that could exceed $1 billion from the companies to cover the costs of coping with the drug crisis.”  State of Oklahoma, ex rel. v. Purdue Pharma, LP, et al. filed in the District Court for Cleveland County Oklahoma, Case No. CJ-2017-816.  To read the entire article, please click here. 

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