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Opioid Victims Have a Settlement. Will the Supreme Court Undo It?

Dec 6, 2023
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Exploring the potential outcome of a multi-billion dollar settlement in the opioid crisis and its implications for victims and responsible parties. The controversial Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case and the attempt to find accountability and compensation for victims. The Supreme Court's hearing of the government's appeal against the opioid settlement, and concerns about future lawsuits and justice for victims. The Supreme Court's skepticism towards the government's argument and concerns about fund division and compliance with bankruptcy law. Discussion of the Supreme Court case on the opioid settlement and the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip.
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Quick takeaways

  • The Supreme Court is considering the legality of a settlement that would grant immunity to the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma, from future civil lawsuits over the opioid crisis.
  • The controversial deal proposed in the bankruptcy court system to resolve the opioid crisis case raises concerns about the fairness of the division of money and the blocking of future lawsuits against the Sackler family.

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The Supreme Court Case on Opioid Crisis Settlement

The Supreme Court hears a case regarding the settlement of thousands of lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family over the opioid crisis. The case focuses on how to resolve the claims in bankruptcy court, where a controversial deal has been proposed. The deal offers a victim fund, with the Sacklers contributing part of their fortune and obtaining immunity from future civil lawsuits. However, the government argues that the deal is not in the public interest and prevents victims from having their day in court. The Court is divided on the issue, with different perspectives on what justice means in this case.

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