Document Type

Amicus Brief

Publication Date


Case Name

Harrington v. Purdue Pharma L.P.


Amici, whose names and affiliations are set forth in alphabetical order on Appendix A, are law professors who study the United States’ bankruptcy system. They have published in some of the nation’s leading academic journals on corporate reorganization issues, including the case sub judice. They write solely based on their concern about the effect that the opinion below will have on this system.

Petitioner argues that the decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in this case should be reversed because the United States Bankruptcy Code does not permit the nonconsensual nondebtor release (“NDR”) of the Debtors’ owners (the Sackler family) and hundreds of others (the “Sackler Release”).