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Publication Archive: health and safety

Class Action Sought for Football Players With Brain Injuries

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Napoli Shkolnik represents two former college football players who have sued the NCAA and the University of Pittsburgh, alleging the school knew about the dangers of head injuries and did nothing. The suits seek class action status for anyone who participated in Pitt’s football program dating to 1952. The complaint alleges six counts against Pitt…Read the article

US District Judge and MI State Judge Slam False Flint Claims

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Source: Law360
A pair of judges on Thursday slammed the conduct of an attorney who sent information “rife with material misrepresentations” to 298 residents of Flint, Michigan, that urged them to opt out of a $641 million proposed settlement related to the city’s lead water crisis, ordering him to draft a corrective letter. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint Lead Case Development

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Source: Law360
A Michigan federal judge on Monday ordered Loyst Fletcher Jr. of Loyst Fletcher Jr. & Associates to stop “improper” communications pushing Flint, Michigan, residents to opt out of a $641 million settlement related to Flint’s lead water crisis. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, an attorney for the residents, said that at a hearing over…Read the article

KCBD Covers PFAS Contamination: Reese Airforce Base

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Source: KCBD-NBC
New York based Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is adding Lubbock residents to its fight with manufacturers of a firefighting foam used on former Air Force bases, alleging the substances have harmed the health and well-being of residents who consumed contaminated groundwater. “Decades of use, storage, and disposal of [the foam] at the former Reese Air Force…Read the article

Law.com Reports on Texas PFAS Class Action Lawsuit

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Source: Law.com Critical Mass
This class action was filed on behalf of the Lubbock, TX residents against AFFF manufacturers for claims of PFAS exposure. DownloadRead the article

Associate Rachel Shkolnik Named to Elmiron Leadership Role

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Source: Law360
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday approved a diverse group of attorneys, a majority of whom are women, to serve as the plaintiff steering committee for consumers alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit concealed a side effect of bladder cyst medicine that results in serious eye damage. Associate Rachel L. Shkolnik was named…Read the article

Diverse Atty Group Considered For Elmiron MDL

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Source: Law360
Consumers alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit concealed a side effect of bladder cyst medicine that results in serious eye damage on Wednesday told a New Jersey federal judge that they have selected a diverse group of attorneys, a majority of whom are women, as the plaintiff steering committee. Associate Rachel Shkolnik is being considered…Read the article

Paul Napoli Quoted on $17.5M AFFF Settlement

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Source: Spectrum News1
A group representing residents in the Town of Peshtigo have reached a $17.5 million settlement with Tyco, a company that produces firefighting foam in Wisconsin near Marinette, over contamination of a manmade set of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS.. DownloadRead the article

PFAS Contamination $17.5M Settlement for Community

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Source: Wisconsin State Journal
Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to Peshtigo area residetns whose water was contaminated by “forever chemicals” from a manufacturing plant in Marinette. DownloadRead the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
The state of New York is signaling that it is ready to push back against two Long Island counties’ bid to de-consolidate their joint trial against opioid makers in a closely watched case. An attorney for Nassau County, Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, told Law360 on Thursday, “We support the state of New York in…Read the article