Purdue Opioid Deal Appeal Will Stay With District Court for Now

Oct. 14, 2021, 8:17 PM

A unit of the Justice Department and a handful of U.S. states lost a bid to take their challenges of Purdue Pharma LP’s opioid settlement directly to a higher appeals court.

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain on Thursday said the challenge should remain with a federal district judge for now, as is the norm, rather than go directly to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Among other things, the appellants argued skipping the first step would speed up the appeal, something lawyers for Purdue disagreed with
  • “I think all of the parties here share with me ...

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