Publication Archive: Florida Opioid Lawyers

Hunter Shkolnik on OxyContin manufacturer’s Million Mansion

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Source: Daily Mail
Members of the Sackler family, owners of Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma, are buying a sprawling home in Palm Beach County for $7.4million – months before the family business files for bankruptcy. The purchase took place shortly before Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 protection in a bid to resolve 2,600 opioid lawsuits pending against the company.…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik on Sackler Family’s Mansion Near Boca Raton

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Members of the Sackler family, owner of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, are living near Boca Raton in a sprawling mansion bought for $7.4 million. The purchase is the second real estate investment by the Sacklers in Palm Beach County, a ground zero in the nationwide opioid crisis. The property purchases in Palm Beach County, the…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Family Building Purchase

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach County was the epicenter of the opioid crisis. Now it’s home to an office of the family whose company has been blamed for the opioid epidemic. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, paid $6.8 million for the Glidden Spina Architecture building, which is in the Palm Beach area. The building purchase was…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Palm Beach Opioid Litigation

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney representing Palm Beach County in its opioid trial, said the legal team doesn’t intend to settle. “We were retained by Palm Beach County to try this case. We’re trial lawyers,”he said. What can happen after this bellwether trial? It’s up to the judge, Shkolnik said. “It’s our belief that the judge…Read the article

Palm Beach County: Opioid Epidemic A Public Nuisance

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Source: Palm Beach Post
“The purpose of the ordinance is to declare the opioid epidemic a public nuisance and to provide a mechanism for Palm Beach County to recover taxpayer’s costs incurred as a result of this epidemic,” Palm Beach County Attorney Denise Nieman told The Post. The suit alleges that the costs of the epidemic have been steep…Read the article

Palm Beach County Suing Drugmakers Over Opioids

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Source: Daily Business Review
New York’s Napoli Shkolnik and Stull, Stull & Brody and the Ferraro Law Firm in Miami filed suit along with the county attorney’s office. The county is seeking to recover damages for use of public resources to fight the opioid crisis. The lawsuit focuses on the growing problem of people becoming addicted to prescription painkillers,…Read the article

Palm Beach County Joined Opioid Litigation

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Source: Sun Sentinel
Palm Beach County has joined a growing list of local governments accusing drug makers, distributors and pharmacies of putting profits ahead of the public’s health and fueling an opioid epidemic that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. About 600 people died of opioid overdoses in Palm Beach County this past year, making it one of…Read the article

Manatee County Joining Local Gov’ts Suing in Opioid Crisis

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Source: Bradenton Herald
Manatee County, the epicenter of the opioid epidemic in Florida, will join the growing number of local governments in Florida suing drug makers to recover some of what the county has paid for everything from the drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose to autopsies. Commissioners unanimously voted to direct County Attorney Mickey Palmer…Read the article

Palm Beach County Selects Napoli Shkolnik for Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Sun Sentinel
Palm Beach County has joined a growing legal battle against drug companies to recoup the costs of fighting an opioid epidemic that is killing more than 1,000 people every year in South Florida. Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday to select a legal team consisting of The Ferraro Law Firm; Napoli Shkolnik PLLC; and Stull, Stull &…Read the article

Palm Beach County Selecting Firm For Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC of New York, The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A. of Miami, and Stull, Stull & Brody, also of New York are among the three teams of law firms who have emerged as the finalists to represent Palm Beach County if the county files suit against drug makers or sellers as part of its fight…Read the article