Sackler Family Granted Full Immunity From All Civil Legal Claims by 2nd Circuit Court in New York

Chris Menahan
Jun. 01, 2023

This is what real "power and privilege" looks like.

From JTA/The Jerusalem Post, "Jewish family behind OxyContin, to pay $6B in deal against lawsuits":
The Sackler family, the Jewish billionaires whose marketing of the painkiller drug OxyContin fueled the United States' ongoing opioid epidemic, will receive full immunity from all civil legal claims in exchange for spending up to $6 billion on addiction treatment and prevention programs.

The decision to grant immunity by a federal appeals court panel Tuesday effectively ends the thousands of civil lawsuits that have been filed against Purdue Pharma, the Sacklers' company, over opioid deaths.

But it clears the way for the company to declare bankruptcy, a move considered essential to a plan to pay out billions of dollars to help states and communities address the opioid crisis. Of the up to $6 billion allocated under the deal, about $750 million, will go to people who became addicted to OxyContin and to family members of people who died from overdoses.

The ruling reverses a lower court's 2021 ruling that bankruptcy proceedings were an improper tool for shielding wealthy private citizens from legal repercussions. It does not grant members of the Sackler family immunity against possible future criminal charges.
The Sacklers made over $10 billion in profits off pushing this poison so they'll still have churned at least some $4 billion in profits despite leaving piles of dead bodies in their wake.

This is not justice.

[Header image screenshot of Richard Sackler via ProPublica, CC BY 3.0]

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