…Sacklers’ immunity threatened as Department of Justice moves to block opioid deal

The Department of Justice is fighting to strip the billionaire Sackler family of the sweeping legal immunity granted as part of a controversial $4.5 billion opioid settlement.

…in filings, DOJ trustee Harrington argued that the releases are unconstitutional because they deprive people of the ability to make legal claims – a form of property – against the Sacklers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Original Article (Wall Street Journal & Arstechnica):
Justice department fights settlement that would shield sacklers from opioid lawsuits & Billionaire sacklers’ immunity threatened as department of justice moves to block opioid deal
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