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Napoli and Badala Comment on Purdue’s Sackler’s with Law360

June 25, 2019

Source: Law360

The Sackler family members who control Purdue Pharma LP can’t avoid claims they were complicit in alleged company conduct that gave rise to the nationwide opioid epidemic, a New York judge has ruled, finding they must face multidistrict litigation in the state.

Salvatore C. Badala of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, also representing the plaintiffs, said his clients look forward to taking the Sacklers to court. “This was the first decision issued by a court regarding the Sackler family,” Badala told Law360 on Monday. “We could see a trend now where other plaintiffs across the country will be adding the Sackler family as defendants to their complaints.”

Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik said the discovery should establish each of the Sacklers’ connections to Purdue’s board, as well as whatever instructions or actions they took that resulted in the opioid crisis.

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