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Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case


November 4, 2019

Sabrina Strong, an attorney for Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries, gestures as she speaks during a hearing to settle disagreements between Johnson & Johnson and the State over Judge Thad Balkman's final judgement in the opioid lawsuit, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state's opioid crisis.

Following a hearing in Cleveland County, District Judge Thad Balkman acknowledged making the error in his August judgment in which he ordered the consumer products giant to pay the state $572 million to address the opioid crisis. Balkman said the actual amount he should have included in his judgment was $107,000 to help the state develop a program for treating babies born addicted to opioids.


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