Walmart, CVS and Walgreens are being ruled to pay over 650-million dollars to two Ohio counties as part of damages related to the opioid crisis.
The totals are set to be split among Lake County and Trumbull County, with Trumbull getting almost 40-million more.
US District Court Judge Daniel Polster says the settlement will be paid over the next 15 years.
The three companies were found liable for roles in the opioid epidemic in both counties last November, with the lawsuit alleging they abused their position as registered dispensers of controlled drugs to "foster a black market for prescription drugs."
The case dates back to 2018.
The spokesman for all three companies say they will appeal the judge's ruling.
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