The City and County of San Francisco, California and The People of the State of California, acting by and through San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu v. Purdue Pharma L.P., et al.

Case No. 18-cv-7591-CRB


Zoom Webinar: In light of continuing concerns about the transmission of COVID-19, the trial proceedings will be livestreamed through Zoom Webinar, available to both the parties and the public alike.  The link to the Zoom Webinar is below.  All livestream viewers will be in listen and view only mode and will not be able to participate in the trial in any way.

Important:  Any recording of the livestream, including “screenshots” or any other audio or visual copying, is strictly prohibited.  Violations of the prohibition against recording may result in sanctions, including restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the court.  See General Order 58 and the court’s Notice Regarding Press and Public Access to Court Hearings.

Overflow Courtroom: Public seating in the courtroom is limited and will be first-come, first-served.  An overflow courtroom with live video stream will be available in Courtroom 15 on the 18th Floor of the San Francisco Courthouse.

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Bench Trial Schedule

Bench Trial Begins: April 25, 2022

Days:  Monday – Thursday

9:30 am to 12:15 pm
1:15 pm to 3:30 pm

No Trial:
May 2, 2022 to May 6, 2022
June 22, 2022 to June 23, 2022

San Francisco Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Courtroom 6, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102.

No other interruptions to the trial schedule are currently expected.  Information regarding the trial schedule can also be found at

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General Court Information

About This Case

The People of the State of California, by and through representatives from the City and County of San Francisco, allege that various manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers of prescription opioids violated California’s public nuisance law and Unfair Competition Law.