March 26, 2018 / 9:48 PM / 10 months ago

Purdue needs more prep time for ‘sweeping, novel’ S.C. opioid trial

Purdue Pharma LP is urging a judge in South Carolina to reject a request by the state’s attorney general to schedule a trial in mid-2019 for a lawsuit accusing the OxyContin maker of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers.

In papers filed on Friday in Richland County Court of Common Pleas, Purdue Pharma’s lawyers argued that more time was needed to prepare for a trial in the “sweeping, novel” lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

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