#cnn #news In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis.
The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a pharmaceutical company accountable for one of the worst health epidemics in history. In his ruling, Balkman said the opioid crisis has "ravaged" the state of Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.
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Services for Martha Rhyne, 81, of Palestine will be 2:00pm Sunday,September 22,2019 at Westwood Baptist Church with visitation from 1:30pm-2:00pm before service. Burial will follow at Roselawn under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory. View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Services for Evelyn Pauline Young, 94, of Palestine, are 2:00p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Rhone Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Perry Starr Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m., Saturday, at Rhone Funeral Home. Visit www.rhonefuneralhome.com.
Pamela E. Jackson, 68 of Palestine, Texas passed on Wednesday, a memorial service will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Denson Springs Missionary Baptist church in Elkhart, Texas at 6:00 p.m.
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