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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Regarding Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court's decision to invalidate the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan:

"We are pleased with the District Court’s decision invalidating the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan. The bankruptcy court did not have the authority to deprive victims of the opioid crisis of their right to sue the Sackler family. The department remains committed to opioid abatement efforts and supporting victims of opioid abuse."

Topic(s): 
Bankruptcy
Opioids
Press Release Number: 
21-1261
Updated December 17, 2021