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Oklahoma Judge Shaves $107 Million Off Opioid Decision Against Johnson & Johnson

The new number from Judge Thad Balkman comes nearly three months after he ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis. Both sides had questioned that sum.
Judge Thad Balkman listens to statements from the defense during a hearing last month in Norman, Okla. Source: Chris Landsberger

Updated at 3:55 p.m. ET

A global megacorporation best known for Band-Aids and baby powder is now on the hook for about $107 million less than originally anticipated over its role in Oklahoma's opioid crisis.

In a judgment filed Friday, state District Judge Thad Balkman revised an earlier ruling against Johnson & Johnson and told the drugmaker to make a onetime payment of $465 million — not the $572 million he had originally ordered.

Balkman's original ruling on Aug. 26 caused.

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