Please contact us immediately if you are an existing client and did not receive our update of May 28, 2020.

Oxycontin Class Action Update – May 28, 2020

(Abridged Version)
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A couple of unexpected important developments have occurred in relation to the US Purdue bankruptcy protection court proceedings, which will first need to be addressed before the prospect of proceeding to another hearing in the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench to seek the final court approval required for the proposed settlement of this class action:

    1. Pursuant to Court orders granted in February 2020, you as a creditor are required to submit a Proof of Claim in the US Bankruptcy Court proceedings by June 30, 2020 (unless that date is extended by the Court), in order to preserve your claim, failing which your claim against the Defendants which are also Debtors in the bankruptcy proceedings could be barred/ended. Failure to do so could also eliminate any possibility of receiving a cash distribution to you in those proceedings. We have emailed or delivered by registered mail a personalized Questionnaire form to all of our clients for them to review. You must return this to us by June 8th, 2020.

      If you are a client of ours and have not received this, please contact our office immediately by our toll-free line (1-888-699-7826).


      For further information, you can go to the following links:
      US Bankruptcy Court:
      Purdue Claims
      CDN CCAA Court appointed Information Officer:
      Document Centre

    2. In addition to the Proof of Claim requirement, an order will also have to be granted in the Canadian CCAA Court proceedings (being the Canadian counterpart court proceedings to the US Bankruptcy Court proceedings) for the one remaining required settlement approval application to be made in the Saskatchewan QB Court, which Class Counsel are in the process of addressing.

For more information about the Class Action Proceedings and Settlement Orders, please visit our Court Document Page by clicking below.


Court Documents

Higgerty Law is unfortunately not receiving registration requests for class action members at this time. Please revisit this website for any updates.


THEY ARE BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE

OxyContin abuse has greatly damaged the lives of thousands of people in Canada. Families have been separated and lives have been lost because of the devastating effects from this dangerous drug. In fact, OxyContin’s manufacturer faced criminal charges in the U.S. and pleaded guilty in 2007, after claiming that this drug was less likely to cause addiction. After earning more than 31 billion off the sales of OxyContin, it is time for compensation to Canadians who have suffered damages.

VICTIMS OF OXYCONTIN

“In my years of personal injury practice, I often observed that the drug became the injury.”Patrick B. Higgerty

THE PROCESS

This is a low-risk, high-reward suit. We work on contingency and only get paid when a settlement occurs.

Contact Information

We will need your contact information to build your file. Any supporting documentation will help this lawsuit.

Contingency Agreement

We will send you a copy of our contingency agreement for the class action with the appropriate information filled in.

We'll Contact You

We’ll reach out to answer any questions and provide guidance on signing and notarizing the contract to become a class member.

We Fight

We’re going to fight for a fair settlement. We work on contingency and take a fee as a percentage, only if we win.

OUR LEGAL COUNSEL FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS


Patrick Higgerty, QC
Principal Counsel


Mr. Higgerty is a long time active member of the Alberta Bar, as well as a member of the BC Bar (currently inactive). He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and also has a preceding Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.

Mr. Higgerty’s practice focuses on litigation to champion legal compensation claims of individuals who have been harmed, including in the areas of class action, personal injury, insurance law and general litigation. He has appeared at various times in all levels of Alberta Courts on such matters.

Over the years, Mr. Higgerty has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for many of his clients.

Mr. Higgerty has also served for a number of years as a Justice of the Peace with the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Throughout much of his career, Mr. Higgerty has been an active participant in the governance of various community, nonprofit and governmental organizations focused on peoples’ safety and well being.

In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in his legal practice and for the public, Mr. Higgerty was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.