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Purdue Pharma Expected to Settle Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

Just a day after the Oklahoma State Supreme Court refused to allow more time for a group of opioid manufacturers to get ready for a trial in Cleveland County District Court, Purdue Pharma is expected to announce a settlement Tuesday.

The defendants had asked to delay the May 28 start date. With Monday’s announcement of the Court’s decision, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter claimed a small victory.

“The Supreme Court made the right decision,” Hunter said. “By refusing to review Judge Balkman’s prior decision, we are still on track for trial, where we seek justice for Oklahomans who have been affected by the ongoing opioid epidemic. Every day that goes by, we lose more of our loved ones to overdoses or down the tragic road of addiction. The team and I are pleased by today’s ruling. We appreciate the quick action taken by the court and for not rewarding the defendants with more time for a problem of their own making. We continue to prepare for trial, where we will present evidence to prove the state’s case.”

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