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Tennessee Judge Sets July Trial in Opioid Case

Posted Apr 19, 2021

A Tennessee judge set a July 26 start date for a trial to decide the damages against an opioid manufacturer in a lawsuit over the company’s role in the epidemic.


Sullivan County Circuit Court Chancellor E.G. Moody set the date Thursday after previously entering a default judgement against Endo Pharmaceutical earlier in the week.


The judge determined it was necessary due to a “coordinated strategy” by Endo and its attorneys to deprive plaintiffs of information, delay proceedings, and interfere the administration of justice.


The company disagrees with the judge’s assessment and says they will appeal. The lawsuit’s plaintiffs include a child born addicted to opioids and they are seeking $2.4 billion.