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

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

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."

Updated December 17, 2021

Press Release Number: 21-1261