Bankruptcy judge considers $1.3M bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO

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GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will consider Wednesday whether the company's CEO should get a bonus equal to half his $2.6 million salary. Attorneys general representing about half the states say the company's chief executive Craig Landau shouldn't get a bonus, arguing in court filings that he bears some responsibility for the national opioid epidemic that they say the company's signature painkiller helped fuel. "Purdue should not award bonus payments to Landau before resolving the allegations that Landau committed deadly, illegal misconduct," the states said in a filing this week. A hearing is scheduled Wednesday afternoon in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, New York, where the company has sought prote
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