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U.S. Trustee Moves to Appeal Purdue Pharma Settlement Approval

Sept. 16, 2021, 2:01 PM

The Justice Department’s bankruptcy watchdog will appeal a judge’s recent approval of Purdue Pharma LP’s plan to settle a mountain of legal claims related to its role in the opioid crisis.

  • The U.S. Trustee filed a notice of appeal on Wednesday night, joining attorneys general from Washington, Maryland and the District of Columbia in challenging U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain’s recent ruling
  • In related court papers, the U.S. Trustee argued its appeal has “a likelihood of success” because Purdue’s plan violates the bankruptcy code and the U.S. Constitution
  • Bankruptcy law “prohibits what amounts to a world-wide opioid-related ...

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