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Judge miscalculates opioid case award

Posted at 8:01 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 21:01:41-04

An Oklahoma judge is admitting to making a mistake when calculating how much Johnson & Johnson must pay the state for the opioid crisis.

Cleveland county district judge Thad Balkman said he made a $107 million error when he ordered the company to pay $572 million.

Balkman says he should have included $107,000 in that judgement to help the state develop a program to treat babies born addicted to opioids.

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