CORRECTION Opioid Crisis Purdue

WDEL file

Delaware's Attorney General Friday joined 24 of her counterparts in filing two legal briefs opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against the company and its owners.

Kathy Jennings' office released a statement saying the owners, descendants of company founders Mortimer and Raymond Sackler, made as much as 13 billion dollars from drugs like OxyContin, which Jennings said have "wreaked havoc" on Delaware by contributing to the opioid addiction crisis.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September.

Attorneys general in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia are also part of the group that filed the briefs.

Oral arguments are scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2019.