Oklahoma judge denies motion to end case against drugmaker

Oklahoma judge denies motion to end case against drugmaker

An Oklahoma judge says the state’s ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson can move forward. District Judge Thad Balkman on Monday denied a motion from the defendant’s lawyers asking him to end Oklahoma’s public-nuisance lawsuit and rule in favor of the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company and its subsidiaries. The…