An appeals court granted the Sacklers legal immunity. Here\’s what the sentence means.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted members of the billion-dollar Sackler family a legal golden key they\’ve been seeking for nearly four years: The Sacklers will be protected from all civil opioid-related claims related to their company, Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription pain reliever OxyContin. In exchange, they agreed to make payments … Read more

Sacklers may be protected from opioid liability, appellate court rules

Members of the Sackler family, the billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma, will receive full immunity from all present and future civil legal claims over their role in the company\’s prescription opioid business, a federal appellate panel ruled Tuesday. The ruling gives the family the sweeping protection it has asked for for years, in exchange for … Read more