Purdue, Sacklers seek to use bankruptcy as shield from suits

PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY
PURDUE PHARMA and the Sackler family are seeking an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY
NEW YORK – The first big fight in Purdue Pharma LP’s bankruptcy case is taking shape as states and cities across the United States challenge a request by the drug maker and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, for an injunction to block lawsuits tied to the opioid crisis. Purdue says halting the litigation will…
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