September 26, 2017 / 11:01 PM / a year ago

Judge says Washington city may pursue opioid case against Purdue

A federal judge has ruled that Everett, Washington, may proceed with claims that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP allowed large quantities of the opioid painkiller to enter the black market, contributing to an addiction crisis in the city.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez in Seattle ruled that Everett had adequately alleged that Purdue engaged in affirmative actions that exposed the city to a “high degree of risk of harm.”

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