Johnson & Johnson will pay $181 million in fees to Houston law firm

Award to Bailey Perrin Bailey is tied to Risperdal fraud case

A small law firm is coming into some big cash.

Arkansas state judge Tim Fox has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $181 million in fees to Houston-based Bailey Perrin Bailey for the work it did on a state Medicare fraud case involving the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. In that case, Fox fined J&J $1.1 billion for downplaying and hiding the risks associated with Risperdal, as well as marketing the drug for unapproved uses. As a result of J&J’s deceptive practices, Fox said, Arkansas’ Medicaid insurance program overpaid for the drug.

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