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This Tuesday, May 8, 2007, file photo shows the Purdue Pharma logo at its offices in Stamford, Conn. The company is facing some 2,000 lawsuits in the United States over its role in unleashing an addiction crisis that has claimed 400,000 lives. Purdue Pharma logo at its offices in Stamford, Connecticut. AP Photo: Douglas Healey, File

Manufacturers of prescription opiates lost a key ruling Monday involving public nuisance claims as pressure against them mounts ahead of a closely watched trial next month.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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