Battle looms over effort to move Oklahoma opioid lawsuit to federal court

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By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.comOklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter vowed Thursday to fight an effort by pharmaceutical companies to have a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers decided in federal court. Attorneys for the state plan to ask an Oklahoma City federal judge to conduct an emergency hearing, where they can argue drug company attorneys breached a contractual agreement by transferring the case. State attorneys will ask that the case be sent back to Cleveland County District Court and allowed to proceed, Hunter said. Pharmaceutical company attorneys had the case moved Wednesday as state attorneys were preparing to take the deposition of a drug company witness about political contributions, said Michael Burrage, another attorney...

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Battle looms over effort to move Oklahoma opioid lawsuit to federal court

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