Two other major drugmakers accused in the same suit, Purdue Pharma of the US and Israel's Teva, settled with Oklahoma before the case went to trial
In the past five years, only one of the 200-plus cases I've worked on as a neutral CPA went to trial
. That low percentage is fairly typical for my practice and, anecdotally, for practitioners in my area.
When this incident went to trial
, both the criminal and civil courts decided that Herpolsheimer had acted in self-defense, the result being that Herpolsheimer won a counterclaim against McGinley for "battery and trespassing" and "pain, suffering and mental anguish." Herpolsheimer will get $25,000 for past damages, and he'll get $225,000 for future damages.
The case went to trial
but ended in a mistrial in June.
Americans used to believe that if you had a case, it went to trial
and was settled.
One case that went to trial
did result in an acquittal.