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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:51 AM

Sackler family want to settle opioids lawsuits, lawyer says

The members of the multi-billionaire Sackler family who own a painkiller manufacturer and are being sued by hundreds of state and local officials as part of the opioids litigation want to settle, a leading lawyer for the family said this week.

The attorney Mary Jo White represents four members of the family that controls Purdue Pharma, the company that developed and marketed the painkiller OxyContin. Purdue, along with other opioid makers, wholesalers and distributors, is facing more than 2,000 lawsuits by state, city and county officials who blame prescription opiates for sparking an unprecedented epidemic of drug abuse.

In rare public comments on behalf of the Sacklers who are being sued, White explained this week that the family believes the litigation against them and their company is legally dubious, factually misleading and politically motivated.

But White, of the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, also said the Sacklers do not want to litigate these cases to their bitter end.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/24/sackler-family-opioid-lawsuit-settle

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Reply Sackler family want to settle opioids lawsuits, lawyer says (Original post)
turbinetree Apr 2019 OP
gratuitous Apr 2019 #1
Oneironaut Apr 2019 #7
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #2
HAB911 Apr 2019 #3
Johnny2X2X Apr 2019 #4
dalton99a Apr 2019 #5
ck4829 Apr 2019 #6

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:56 AM

1. "Here's twenty bucks to say let's just forget about the whole thing"

Who thought the survivors of our victims would be so sore about it? Buncha whiny grudge-holders. Don't they see how wealthy we got? Why would anyone be upset about that?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:51 AM

7. Yup. Exactly.

The possibility of a fine is just a “potential cost of doing business.” We should be throwing these people in jail instead.

Instead, we offer “Get out of jail free” cards.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:56 AM

2. I'm okay with a settlement

that leaves them penniless and living on the street.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:16 AM

3. I would really like to see a nice perp walk

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:20 AM

4. They knew they were killing people

This family 100% knew their lies were killing people. They willingly killed thousands so they could get rich. They perpetuated the lies even after they knew many were dying from them.

They deserve life in prison. Pure evil.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 06:06 AM

6. Indeed

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