…judge extends Sacklers’ U.S. litigation shield…

Members of the Sackler family have denied the allegations. Purdue’s bankruptcy judge has paused litigation against members of the Sackler family since 2019…

If the Sacklers’ legal protection were allowed to expire, the family and Purdue would be swept up in a “a firestorm of uncoordinated litigation” [says Purdue Attorney]… Attorney Joe Rice, who represents plaintiffs who have sued Purdue and the Sackler family, said in court… that the legal protections should be allowed to expire. Allowing lawsuits to proceed could break a holding pattern that “only benefits the Sackler family,” Rice said.

Original Article (Saltwire):
Purdue Pharma judge extends Sacklers’ U.S. litigation shield to Feb 17
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