Supreme Court Throws Out $6B OxyContin Settlement Which Granted Sackler Family 'Full Immunity'

Chris Menahan
Jun. 27, 2024

The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a $6 billion settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that illegally granted the Sackler family full immunity from all civil legal claims.

From NBC News, "Supreme Court blocks Purdue Pharma opioid settlement, threatening billions of dollars for victims":
The Supreme Court on Thursday blew up the massive bankruptcy reorganization of opioid maker Purdue Pharma, finding that the settlement inappropriately included legal protections for the Sackler family, meaning that billions of dollars secured for victims is now threatened.

The court on a 5-4 vote on nonideological lines ruled that the bankruptcy court did not have the authority to release the Sackler family members from legal claims made by opioid victims.

As part of the deal, the family, which controlled the company, had agreed to pay $6 billion that could be used to settle opioid-related claims, but only in return for a complete release from any liability in future cases.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority, said the Sacklers could have declared bankruptcy but instead sought to piggyback on the company's own bankruptcy proceedings in an effort to resolve pending legal claims.

"They obtained all this without securing the consent of those affected or placing anything approaching their total assets on the table for their creditors," Gorsuch wrote.

"Nothing in present law authorizes the Sackler discharge," he added.
If Alex Jones can be made to pay over $1 billion and have Infowars shut down for saying Sandy Hook was staged, the Sackler family can have their assets seized to repay the families they destroyed.

They made at least something around $10 billion off selling OxyContin and only had to pay out $6 billion in this settlement. All their assets should be seized -- including the money they funneled to Israel -- and they should be thrown in prison.

Below are some excerpts from the full ruling.

Gorsuch noted how the Sacklers diverted their money to "overseas trusts and family-owned companies" to dodge accountability.

Gorsuch also highlighted the insanity of the deal they got:

This line is key:

The Sackler family needs to be brought to justice and be held personally liable for their crimes.

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