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October 7, 2019

State, local governments blast Purdue opioid settlement plan

  • Legal filings say the tentative deal does not contain an admission of wrongdoing from members of the Sackler family, and would not stop family members from future misconduct or force them to repay money.
  • By GEOFF MULVIHILL
    Associated Press

    Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis in court filings that also said the company had funneled up to $13 billion to its controlling family.

    Their legal filings said the tentative deal does not contain an admission of wrongdoing from members of the Sackler family, would not stop family members from future misconduct and wouldn't force them to repay money “they pocketed from their illegal conduct.”


     
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