Missouri AG lawsuit against Purdue Pharma stands unknown after its file for bankruptcy

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A spokesperson for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office shared with OzarksFirst that the office has not made a decision to continue pursuing the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the major opioid manufacturer filed for bankruptcy over the weekend.

Former Attorney General Josh Hawley began the lawsuit against three major manufacturers, including Purdue Pharma, in 2017.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has since continued the fight for people impacted by the opioid epidemic.

The Attorney General’s Press Secretary, Chris Nuelle, told OzarksFirst in an email:

We are supportive of the settlement that’s been touted by other states publicly in the wake of the bankruptcy…we have not made a determination yet regarding our lawsuit against Purdue, but that we will seek justice against Purdue wherever we can.”

Chris Nuelle
Press Secretary, Missouri Attorney General’s Office

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