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Publication Archive: health and safety

Counties & Municipalities Object to NY AG McKinsey Deal

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Source: Law360
A New York judge has approved a $32 million agreement between McKinsey & Co. and the state’s attorney general over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic, over the objections of counties and municipalities that challenged the deal because it could potentially block them from pursuing their own claims against the consulting firm. DownloadRead the article

Law360: Hunter Shkolnik On State AGs and Purdue Ch. 11 Plan

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Source: Law360
However, the Sacklers are widely seen as the public face of the addiction crisis, and Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, who represents local governments in litigation over the opioid crisis, told Law360 that he wasn’t surprised by the instant outcry from attorneys general. “There are some AGs that want a deal at all costs.…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on McKinsey Opioid Crisis Role

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Source: Law360
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC partner Hunter Shkolnik, whose firm has had a prominent role in the existing opioid MDL and represents cities and counties suing McKinsey, criticized the company’s bid for a new MDL in New York. “McKinsey cut a sweetheart deal with state AGs to cover up its corrupt conduct, and now it is running…Read the article

Paul Napoli & Hunter Shkolnik On New NY Opioid Trial Date

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Source: Law360
A New York state judge on Monday set a new June trial date for the long-anticipated New York attorney general’s suit over the opioid crisis, which has been delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Although we are disappointed that the trial will not start in the next two weeks, we see light at…Read the article

WKBT-TV News Quotes Paul Napoli on La Crosse, WI PFAS Suit

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Source: WKBT-TV
The city of La Crosse has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen chemicals companies aimed at getting those companies to take responsibility for groundwater well contamination on French Island. Napoli Shkolnik and local Co-Counsel filed the lawsuit on behalf of the city against eight manufacturers of firefighting foams containing PFAs and PFOS and 15…Read the article

La Crosse, WI Files PFAS Lawsuit Against 23 Companies

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Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
The City of La Crosse, WI claims products containing PFAS chemicals caused contamination of public and private wells in a lawsuit filed against nearly two dozen chemical companies. The city is part of an ongoing investigation into PFAS contamination at the La Crosse Regional Airport on French Island. The investigation began after the Wisconsin Department…Read the article

Forever Chemicals Lawsuit Filed in Wisconsin

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Source: ehextra.com
Along with Co-Counsel, Napoli Shkolnik filed a lawsuit on behalf of the City of La Crosse against nearly two dozen chemical companies whose products the city alleges caused groundwater well contamination in La Crosse, Wisconsin. DownloadRead the article

PFAS Lawsuit Filed in Wisconsin Circuit Court

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The City of La Crosse was required to used firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals at the city-owned La Crosse Regional Airport. Those chemicals have since spread to over 100 private wells nearby. Along with Co-Counsel, Napoli Shkolnik looks to litigation the case on the federal level, and if nothing is resolved, they will come back…Read the article

Paul Napoli Quoted by Law360 on Delayed NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
A major trial against opioid makers by New York’s attorney general and local governments will not start at the end of March as planned, a judge ruled Friday, citing ongoing pandemic safety concerns. “Setting the trial has not only helped spark discussions in New York but also in California and also nationally,” Napoli said, arguing…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $2B Roundup Bayer Deal

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Source: Law360
Hundreds of attorneys and several consumer and legal advocacy organizations on Friday joined dozens of putative class members in the Roundup product liability case in urging a California federal judge not to approve a proposed $2 billion deal to settle claims that the weedkiller causes cancer, saying the “anemic” settlement benefits Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG more…Read the article