Publication Archive: Georgia Opioid Lawyers

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Partners Shkolnik and Sacks Speak About DeKalb County

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Shayna Sacks, a partner with the firm representing DeKalb County, said opioid manufacturers have been dishonest to the public. Added Hunter Shkolnik, “There will be no cost to the DeKalb County taxpayers with this filing. Our office is committed to working with the county in its efforts to combat the devastation these painkillers continue to…Read the article

DeKalb County Joins Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies

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“The pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and distributors cannot continue to mislead the public,” Shayna E. Sacks, a partner at the firm representing DeKalb, Napoli Shkolnik, said in a news release. “This suit will hold big pharma accountable for the damage they have caused this community.”Read the article

Forsyth County (GA) Joins Opioid Lawsuit

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Napoli Shkolnik is filing suit on behalf of municipalities, states/attorney generals, individuals and unions against the drug manufacturers, distributors, prescribers and pharmacies. Purdue Pharma manufactures OxyContin and Dilaudid, among others, and has generated from $2 to $3 billion annually in sales of OxyContin alone. Napoli Shkolnik Partner Shayna Sacks said they are the “grandparent” of…Read the article

Henry County Moves Forward With Napoli Shkolnik

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The Henry County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the employment of the New York firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC as well as the Atlanta firm of Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler LLP.Read the article

Forsyth County Considers Joining Opioid Litigation

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The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation Nov. 7 by Shayna Sacks, a partner with Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, which is part of the group pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of local governments seeking damages to cover the costs associated with the drug epidemic. The award would help cover expenses associated with substance abuse…Read the article

Shayna Sacks Meets With Forsyth County About Opioid Suit

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Forsyth County officials will study the possibility of becoming part of an expected wave of lawsuits targeting the pharmaceutical industry over the manufacture and distribution of opioids. The Board of Commissioners heard a presentation from Shayna Sacks with the Napoli Shkolnik law firm, who said they’re working with about 40 local governments preparing lawsuits alleging…Read the article

Newton County (GA) Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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Partner Shayna E. Sacks of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC met with Newton County Board of Commissioner’s to discuss representation for the opioid crisis. Ms. Sacks told commissioners prescription opioid abuse costs in the United States are about $55.7 billion annually. She added that big corporations respond to lawsuits. Her firm represents municipalities, counties, states, individuals, unions and…Read the article

Forsyth (GA) County Considers Napoli Shkolnik: Opioid Suit

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“Basically, the stem of the lawsuit has to do with negligence,” Shayna E. Sacks, a partner at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC said. “The pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and the distributors have a duty to pay attention to what they’re doing; they can’t just sell medication — medication as strong as this — and not have any consequences.”Read the article

Henry County Hires Napoli Shkolnik for Opioid Litigation

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Henry County commissioners on Tuesday voted to hire two law firms, including Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, to represent Henry County in litigation related to opioid arrests. The two firms offered to represent the county and have active claims around the country, including Georgia, against manufacturers, distributors and dispensers.Read the article
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