When did states sue Purdue Pharma?

In total, 48 states and the District of Columbia have sued Purdue Pharma. Here is a breakdown of when each state sued the OxyContin maker for its alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis.

Note: Many of the suits have been amended to include additional charges. Nebraska and Michigan are the only two states that haven't sued Purdue Pharma. Dates were found by searching state districts of U.S. Justice Department records.

Alabama: February 2018
Alaska: October 2017
Arizona: August 2018
Arkansas: March 2018
California: June 2019
Colorado: September 2018
Connecticut: December 2018
Delaware: January 2019
District of Columbia: June 2019
Florida: May 2018
Georgia: January 2019
Hawaii: June 2019
Idaho: June 2019
Illinois: April 2019 (refiled)
Indiana: November 2018
Iowa: May 2019
Kansas: May 2019
Kentucky: October 2007 (settled)
Louisiana: September 2017
Maine: June 2019
Maryland: May 2019
Massachusetts: June 2018
Minnesota: July 2018
Mississippi: December 2015
Missouri: June 2017
Montana: December 2017
Nevada: May 2018
New Hampshire: August 2018
New Jersey: October 2017
New Mexico: September 2017
New York: August 2018
North Carolina: May 2018
North Dakota: May 2018
Ohio: May 2017
Oklahoma: June 2017
Oregon: September 2018
Pennsylvania: May 2019
Rhode Island: June 2018
South Carolina: August 2017
South Dakota: March 2018
Tennessee: May 2018
Texas: May 2018
Utah: May 2018
Vermont: September 2018
Virginia: June 2018
Washington: September 2017
West Virginia: July 2001 (settled) + May 2019
Wisconsin: May 2019
Wyoming: October 2018

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