Purdue Nears Settlement Of Opioid Multidistrict Litigation, But State AGs Vow To Press On
Lead plaintiffs counsel have accepted Purdue's proposed settlement offer to resolve more than 2,000 opioid suits, but more than half of state attorneys general reject the proposal.
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