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Throwing out the $4.5 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma is the right call

Do the Sacklers bear responsibility for a crisis that helped make them billionaires but killed thousands of Americans? Yes.

In a statement issued after the judge’s order, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong called it “a seismic victory for justice and accountability.” In a recent telephone interview, he called upon the Sackler family “to do the right thing … to step forward and acknowledge that you helped to cause and fuel” the opioid crisis. While Purdue Pharma is bankrupt, or claiming to be, “The Sacklers are not.” he said… “People want them accountable. . . . People want to see a financial payment by the Sacklers that really is in line with their responsibility.” He said he’s prepared to keep on fighting for more money, minus any of the strings the Sacklers previously tried to attach. He also said he would fight against any appeal filed by Purdue Pharma “if necessary to the Supreme Court.”

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Throwing out the $4.5 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma is the right call
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