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Endo Held Liable in U.S. Opioid Case Via Default Judgment (1)

March 1, 2022, 5:32 PM

A judge in Tennessee found Endo International Plc liable in an opioid-marketing case by default and is stripping the company of its legal defenses in an upcoming trial.

In a rare move, the judge entered a so-called default judgment against Endo on Monday after finding the company intentionally concealed documents from Tennessee municipalities suing over its marketing of its opioid-based painkillers. The 13 counties want as much as $23 billion from Endo and other defendants in reimbursement of tax dollars spent fighting the public-health crisis.

The move by the judge punishes the company for failing to hand over the files ...