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AG Jennings urges court to reject Purdue Pharma’s request to stop lawsuits against itself and the Sacklers

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019


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25-state coalition files briefs in Bankruptcy Court

Attorney General Kathy Jennings, along with a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general, filed today two briefs opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against the company and the Sackler family.

“The Sacklers extracted up to $13 billion from Purdue while drugs like OxyContin wreaked havoc on Delaware,” said Attorney General Jennings. “Now, after walking away from Purdue with as much money as they could carry and sending its remains into bankruptcy, these multi-billionaires expect to keep their ill-gotten gains and to be held blameless for their role in the crisis. The families who have been hurt by this epidemic deserve true justice, and I will not rest until the Sacklers have paid for the damage they’ve done.”

Joining Delaware in today’s briefs are the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

The brief opposing Purdue’s request to stop the states’ lawsuits against the Sackler family is available here.

The brief opposing Purdue’s request to stop the states’ lawsuits against Purdue is available here.

Oral arguments on the briefs have been scheduled for Friday, October 11.

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AG Jennings urges court to reject Purdue Pharma’s request to stop lawsuits against itself and the Sacklers

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, October 4, 2019


Picture of the Delaware Attornery General

25-state coalition files briefs in Bankruptcy Court

Attorney General Kathy Jennings, along with a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general, filed today two briefs opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against the company and the Sackler family.

“The Sacklers extracted up to $13 billion from Purdue while drugs like OxyContin wreaked havoc on Delaware,” said Attorney General Jennings. “Now, after walking away from Purdue with as much money as they could carry and sending its remains into bankruptcy, these multi-billionaires expect to keep their ill-gotten gains and to be held blameless for their role in the crisis. The families who have been hurt by this epidemic deserve true justice, and I will not rest until the Sacklers have paid for the damage they’ve done.”

Joining Delaware in today’s briefs are the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

The brief opposing Purdue’s request to stop the states’ lawsuits against the Sackler family is available here.

The brief opposing Purdue’s request to stop the states’ lawsuits against Purdue is available here.

Oral arguments on the briefs have been scheduled for Friday, October 11.

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