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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Opioid Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Arizona's attorney general to force the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma to return billions of dollars they took out of the company.

The justices rejected the request without comment Monday.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said when he filed the case that it was meant to ensure Purdue has enough money to pay judgments or settlements in other state and federal courts.

Brnovich said in a statement that he's disappointed by the ruling and he "will continue to fight for Arizona's interests in Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings.”

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