Latest Oklahoma Attorney General's Office News

FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter watches a video deposition in Norman, Okla., during the state's trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, Hunter brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids

Jan. 13, 2020 7:02 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday brought a lawsuit against three distributors of opioids after winning a lawsuit against one drug manufacturer and reaching pretrial settlements in other cases. Hunter filed the lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against Cardinal...

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matt Morgan speaks during a news conference outside the state Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Oklahoma City. The tribes and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt are locked in an impasse over whether the 15-year agreements that give the tribes the exclusive rights to operate casinos in Oklahoma expire on Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Stitt takes lead on gambling talks, offers tribes extension

Dec. 17, 2019 7:51 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday that he's taking over gambling negotiations with Native American tribes from the attorney general and plans to hire his own out-of-state legal team. Stitt also announced at a news conference that he intends to offer tribes an extension that would...

Investigator say settlement reached in county overpayments

Dec. 8, 2019 2:51 PM EST

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An investigator for the Oklahoma attorney general says more than half the overpayments to Grady County elected officials has been repaid and an undisclosed agreement was reached for repayment of the remaining funds. Angela Marsee told The Oklahoman that $401,765 has been has been...

FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Judge Thad Balkman listens in Norman, Okla., during opening arguments as a slide from the state's presentation is displayed on a monitor in Oklahoma's trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis.  Judge Balkman reduces amount Johnson & Johnson must pay state to help clean up opioid crisis by $107 million to $465 million on Friday Nov. 15, 2019.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma attorney general to appeal judge’s opioid ruling

Nov. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he plans to appeal a judge’s order directing consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $465 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis. Hunter said Thursday the judge’s final order only covers...