Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has joined a coalition of eight other attorneys general, including from California and Delaware, in arguing against a bankruptcy court plan that would prevent the attorneys general from seeking civil actions against the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma.
“It’s not enough justice,” Tong said in an interview. “The Sacklers are abusing the bankruptcy process to get themselves out of liability for the opioid crisis, and that’s wrong because the Sacklers aren’t bankrupt. They should not be allowed to use the bankruptcy process to extinguish their own liability. And on top of that, what is being proposed is just not enough money because of the damages done to Connecticut and Connecticut families.”