A jury in New York state found drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. liable for creating a public nuisance in the state and two Long Island counties amid the national opioid epidemic.

The New York trial, which stemmed in part from a lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office in 2019, has been held up as a potential bellwether for the thousands of cases brought by state and local governments against the pharmaceutical industry.

This post first appeared on wsj.com

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