Alabama moves to sue opioid manufacturer Purdue for alleged role in deadly opioid crisis

February 7, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama is suing on of America’s largest drug manufacturers for allegedely jeopardizing public health and safety through shoddy opioid marketing and sales practices.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the legal action Tuesday.

The AG’s Office filed the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Purdue Frederick Company Inc. and Rhodes Pharmaceuticals — which are collectively known as Purdue — for violating the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Purdue is one of the most active opioid makers, manufacturing brand names like OxyContin, MS Contin and Targiniq ER, along with other generic opioid drugs — all of which are at the center of a nationwide opioid epidemic.

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Lawsuit Filed Over STAARS

July 22, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A lawsuit was filed late Thursday night in Montgomery Circuit Court, over the $47 million dollar black hole known as STAARS.

At the heart of the complaint is the no-bid contract entered into by Governor Robert Bentley and the State Department of Finance. The suit brought by State Auditor Jim Zeigler, who is suing in his official capacity and as an individual, will go before Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy. In the complaint, Zeigler is also representing, “a class of all taxpayers whose taxes are funding payment for the illegal STAARS contract.”
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Gov. Bentley Wants Taxpayers to Pay Legal Fees

July 6, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Former “Top Cop” Spencer Collier is suing Governor Robert Bentley and Stan Stabler (Collier’s replacement) in a civil lawsuit as individual citizens and not in their official government capacity. However, today, Bentley and Stabler will ask the Legislative Contract Review Board to approve $150,000 for lawyers to represent them.

Bentley and Stabler want the taxpayers of Alabama to foot their legal bills in a Civil matter with Collier.
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State Senator Says Bentley Breaking the Law with Gulf State Park Spending

June 30, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Firebrand Senator Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville) added an amendment to the Gulf State Park Project appropriations bill that sets a deadline for funding. It reads, “If the State of Alabama does not receive or has not been awarded any National Resource Damage Assessment funds or Restore Act funds for the purposes of this chapter by December 31, 2015, this chapter is repealed on January 1, 2016.”
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