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Federal judge rejects a government bid to delay Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement

Judge Colleen McMahon was expected to halt work on the controversial settlement that would give immunity from opioid lawsuits to the Sackler family. Instead she allowed work on the plan to go ahead.

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Corrected: October 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM PDT
A previous version of this story stated that the Sackler family had agreed to pay about $3.2 billion from their private estates and trusts as part of a bankruptcy deal. In fact, that number is around $4.3 billion.