Important update regarding the Purdue Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Oxycontin Class Action Update – April 1, 2021

Dear Client:

This update is further to our update of March 22, 2021, below.

Subject to further confirmation which we will post when available:

  • Ballot Solicitation Packages are expected to be mailed out by the Ballot Solicitation Deadline currently projected to be May 19, 2021. As the time approaches to the current Ballot Solicitation Deadline,
  • The Voting Deadline is expected to be July 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard time.

Once those timelines are confirmed, we will post them to our website, as well as an email address for you to confirm the status of sending the Ballot Solicitation Packages and that there have been no changes to the Voting Deadline.

Oxycontin Class Action Update – March 22, 2021

Dear Client:

Further to our last update on May 28,2020, while we are still awaiting word on 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, an important development has occurred in relation to the US Purdue bankruptcy protection court proceedings.

In the bankruptcy proceedings, it is expected that the Solicitation Agent will mail you directly as a potential creditor a Solicitation Package including a customized Ballot for you to vote on the debtors’ Plan under which you may receive a distribution payment in those proceedings IF you are not entitled to recover compensation in the Class Action. You should be mailed the Package directly, at your mailing address which, along with your name and your Claim Number, we propose to provide to the Prime Clerk in the bankruptcy proceeding prior to the April 5th 2021 deadline to do so.

ACCORDINGLY, IF YOUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED SINCE YOU ENGAGED US, FROM YOUR MAILING ADDRESS ON THE FIRST PAGE OF YOUR CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT WITH US, OR IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, PLEASE ADVISE US BY EMAIL, FAX, OR EXPRESS POST USING OUR RELEVANT CONTACT INFORMATION ABOVE OF YOUR CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS (INCLUDING POSTAL CODE), TO BE RECEIVED BY US BY NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2021.

IF YOU HAVE NOT CHANGED YOUR MAILING ADDRESS SINCE YOU ENGAGED US YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING FOR US TO SUBMIT IT ALONG WITH YOUR NAME AND CLAIM NUMBER TO THE PRIME CLERK.

if we do not receive any reply from you by March 31, 2021, we will understand that your mailing address is the same as what you provided when you engaged us and, unless by that time your expressly instruct us in writing not to do so, we will proceed to submit it along with your name and Claim Number to the Prime Clerk with your understood and implicit authorization to do so.

Once you receive your Solicitation Package, including Ballot form, follow the procedural instructions carefully and, if you wish to do so, submit your completed Ballot back to the Solicitation Agent individually, (NOT with any other Ballots), under the procedure and within the time to be prescribed in the Solicitation Package. Once we are advised, we will prominently post on our landing page: 

  • by when you should expect to receive your Solicitation Package,

  • who you should contact and how if you do not receive you Solicitation Package by the time expected, and,

  • the deadline date to submit your Ballott.

To review copies of proposed relevant documentation in the bankruptcy proceeding, namely of the Disclosure Statement, the Plan and the Disclosure Statement, you can go to the following link: https://restructuring.primeclerk.com/purduepharma,

or you can request them by mail at Purdue Pharma Ballot Processing, c/o Prime Clerk, One Grand Place, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1440, New York, NY 10165 or by email at purd[email protected].

Class Action Status

As for the Class Action, an order will still 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 and which will hopefully be sorted out in the next few months.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and continued patience. We will keep you posted.

Oxycontin Class Action Update – May 28, 2020

(Abridged Version)
Please click here for the full version update.

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

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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.