Department of Justice News

Purdue Pharma Judge Overrules DOJ to Approve $6B Opioid Settlement

The judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy on Wednesday approved a $6 billion opioid settlement funded by its Sackler family owners, overruling objections from the Department of Justice and 20 states that opposed the deal. Under the settlement, the Sacklers would …

Mesa to Settle With Parents Whose Son Was Killed by Officer

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a Texas man fatally shot five years ago by a Mesa police officer at an Arizona hotel has agreed to settle their legal claims against the city over their son’s death. The Arizona Republic …

Pharma Company to Pay $12.6M to Settle Kickback Allegations

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $12.6 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by paying kickbacks. Department of Justice officials said in a news release Tuesday that the …

CoreCivic to Settle Shareholders Lawsuit for $56 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CoreCivic says it will pay $56 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the private prison operator of inflating its stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services. The lawsuit was …

Shooting at Calif. Walmart Distribution Center Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California, killed at least two people and injured four others late on Saturday, officials said. The incident started around 3:30 pm Pacific Time, according to the office of the local …

California to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other proponents said it …

Insys to Pay $225 Million to Settle Opioid-Sales Probe

Insys Therapeutics Inc., grappling with the prospect of bankruptcy after its founder was convicted on racketeering charges, agreed to pay $225 million to settle U.S. claims that the drug maker illegally sold opioid-based painkillers. Under terms of the deal, Insys …