Publication Archive: Hunter Shkolnik

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Law360 About Opioid MDL

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A special master appointed to oversee a discovery dispute in multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis partially granted a request by counties for more information from a McKesson Corp. investigation into suspicious drug order oversight, finding the counties are entitled to witness names but that statements and terms used in the investigation are protected work…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik About Opioid Bellwethers

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The drugmakers are taking issue with requirements to produce certain data stretching back to 1996, records related to any schedule II opioids and documents produced previously in any litigation involving the marketing or distribution of opioids. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a top plaintiffs attorney in the MDL, told Law360 that the (defense) parties…Read the article

Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Flint, MI

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Federal Judge Judy Levy said she can’t force the state to bring water back to a whole city on one person’s complaint. His attorney Hunter Shkolnik, of the Napoli Shkolnik firm based in New York, used that information in court Friday to ask a judge to immediately re-open the state-run water PODs in Flint. “The…Read the article

Judge: State Doesn’t Have to Resume Bottled Water in Flint

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A federal judge won’t force the state to immediately resume giving out bottled water to Flint residents affected by the city’s lead-tainted tap water crisis. Following the hearing, Hunter Shkolnik, the plaintiff’s lead attorney, said he felt that the judge had looked at the facts and determined that Bryant may not be “the right plaintiff”…Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik Obtains $24.1M for 2011 Helicopter Crash

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A Phoenix jury recently awarded Glendale resident Jeffrey Boatman more than $24 million in a settlement stemming from a 2011 helicopter crash just west of Valle. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a law firm that specializes in aviation accidents, said they used crash reconstruction experts to piece together what cause the helicopter’s transmission to fail mid-flight. Hunter…Read the article

NLJ Quotes Hunter Shkolnik About Sports Betting Site Case

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Lawyers have asked a federal judge to halt consumer class actions against sports betting sites DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. while they hash out a possible settlement. “We’re always open to discussions with the defendants in this litigation, and we’re hoping this will go forward in a quick fashion,” said Hunter Shkolnik, of Napoli Shkolnik…Read the article

Palm Beach County Suing Drugmakers Over Opioids

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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

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioid Litigation

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Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, who represents plaintiffs in the MDL, said that at this point in the epidemic — which caused average U.S. life expectancy to drop in 2015 and 2016, according to federal researchers — no company will want to be the one that keeps marketing opioids directly to physicians. “I think…Read the article

Osceola County Joins Opioid Legal Action

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“There’s been a dramatic spike in overdose deaths [in Osceola],” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC said. “I think this is an epidemic that needs to be stopped, and these companies are not going to stop doing what they’re doing until they’re brought to their knees. I think we’re in the best position to do…Read the article

Law360: Opioid MDL, Hunter Shkolnik’s Viewpoint

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Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a member of the plaintiffs’ executive committee, said Judge Polster also appeared to be moved by a speaker — Armond Budish, the executive of Cuyahoga County, Ohio — who urged a reduction in opioid sales and more funding for addiction treatment. “I think the judge took these types of…Read the article
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