$161.5 million interim settlement reached in opioid trial
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of West Virginia and two other pharmaceutical companies have reached an interim settlement of $161.5 million just as final arguments were set to begin in a seven-week trial over the opioid epidemic, the attorney general said. Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday.
Morrisey announced the development in court in the state’s lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc., AbbVie’s Allergan and their family of companies. The judge agreed to suspend the trial to give the parties an opportunity to reach a full settlement agreement in the coming weeks.