California AG adds eight Sackler family members as defendants in opioid civil case

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court to add eight additional members of the family that founded pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma as defendants in the state's case alleging that misleading marketing and sales practices played a major role in contributing to the nationwide opioid crisis. The revised lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court now names Beverly Sackler, Jonathan Sackler, David Sackler, Marianna Sackler, Theresa Sackler, Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Dr. Kathe Sackler and Mortimer D.A. Sackler. The original lawsuit was filed June 3 and named Dr. Richard Sackler as the only individual family defendant. The suit alleges Purdue created a public nuisance through deceptive sales and market
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