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The Supreme Court rejects Arizona's objective to sue Sackler family

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The Supreme Court turned down a rare request from Arizona to bypass lower courts and argue their lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, L.P. before the justices themselves.

Though five states filed a brief supporting Arizona, the Court refused the motion in a Monday order.

The Arizona state lawsuit blames Purdue for using deceptive marketing schemes to sell painkillers, and contributing to the severity of the opioid crisis.

Lawyers for Arizona bypassed the lower courts and filed their lawsuit with the Supreme Court, claiming the scope of the opioid epidemic and the wrongful actions of the Sackler family required prompt resolution.


Read the source article at The National Interest

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