Vt. Can Move Ahead With Opioid Suit Against Purdue Pharma

Law360 (March 21, 2019, 11:15 PM EDT) -- Vermont’s attorney general’s office announced Thursday that it will continue its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for the company’s alleged role in fueling opioid addiction in the Green Mountain State, after a state judge ruled against the OxyContin maker’s bid to kill the case.

In an order signed on Monday and filed on Tuesday, Vermont Superior Court Judge Helen M. Toor shot down several arguments Purdue had offered as to why the case brought in October by Attorney General T.J. Donovan should be tossed.

The Connecticut-headquartered drug maker had argued that the suit’s claims under Vermont’s Consumer Protection Act were preempted by...

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