West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that West Virginia’s Mass Litigation Panel granted the State’s motion to expedite the trial of the state’s cases against several drug manufacturers.
In addition, the panel denied the defendants’ motion to delay the cases any further. The trial by the state against defendants and manufacturers Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc., Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Endo Health Solutions Inc. is now set to start April 4, 2022.
In this case, the state of West Virginia will not join any other states, cities or municipalities. West Virginia will stand as the lone plaintiff.