These lawsuits are separate from those filed by thousands of American municipalities against many of the same companies.
The $48 billion offer is still a far cry from the estimated $504 billion in damages caused to the country in 2015 alone.
The trial that begins next week technically will focus on Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio.
Endo and Allergan will still face ongoing litigation with dozens of other municipalities.
A spokesperson for the Sackler family said that they were within their rights as shareholders to withdraw profits from Purdue Pharma.
Protestors gathered outside of Suffolk County Superior Court to bring attention to the personal losses incurred by the opioid crisis.
Attorneys are attempting to put together a settlement that would make a “meaningful impact on the deeply tragic opioid crisis.”
Johnson & Johnson is less well-known as an opioid manufacturer, but the company makes Duragesic, a fentanyl patch, and produced Nucynta, an opioid, until 2015.