Publication Archive: Hunter Shkolnik

Bloomberg Law Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioid Litigation

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Suboxone and it’s generic equivalent, buprenorphine-naloxone, are life-saving drugs that have helped many people escape a cycle of getting high off of prescription opioids and heroin. “You hook ‘em on the oxys, you’re going to have a methadone or Suboxone patient for the rest of their life,” said Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney on the executive…Read the article

Keep Defendant in Opioid Trial

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Long Island’s Nassau County urged a New York state court not to sever the drugmaker Mallinckrodt from an upcoming opioid trial amid news that the company had struck a tentative $1.6 billion settlement and is close to bankruptcy, with the county saying “anticipated” developments aren’t enough to justify a separate trial. A lawyer representing the county, Hunter…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioids Defendant Firm

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Nassau County urged a New York state court Friday to disqualify its former law firm Meyer Suozzi from representing Mallinckrodt in the county’s suit over the opioid crisis, arguing that the firm is trying to “switch sides” after defending the Long Island county for five years. Nassau County’s counsel Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC said in an…Read the article

Federal Judge Agreed to Add Flint Claims to Case

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U.S District Judge Linda V. Parker on Tuesday agreed to add about 350 plaintiffs to a larger Federal Tort Claims Act suit that says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was negligent in its response to the water crisis. “The standard would normally be, you do consolidate them because you are duplicating efforts,” said Hunter Shkolnik…Read the article

NY Opioid Trial Not Delayed

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A New York appeals court has denied a bid from several pharmaceutical companies to delay the March 20 trial date for a suit by the state attorney general and two counties accusing the companies of contributing to the national opioid crisis. Moving the trial now, Shkolnik said, would be a “monumental disaster,” adding that the…Read the article

Bloomberg Law Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $50B Offer

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Nearly two dozen states and most of the cities and counties suing to hold the industry responsible for the havoc and high costs of the opioid epidemic say the terms of the $50 billion still aren’t good enough.Read the article

Opioid Makers & Distributors Offer Proposal to End Suits

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Opioid makers and distributors who proposed paying almost $50 billion to resolve U.S. lawsuits over the addictive drugs are drawing more support from states, including California and New York, as pressure mounts for a deal before a trial starts next month, people with knowledge of the talks said. Although the companies want to strike a…Read the article

Defendants in Opioid Lawsuit Want to Pause Discovery

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The Ohio federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis told the Sixth Circuit that pharmacies looking to block nationwide discovery are contradicting themselves by raising privacy concerns when they’ve tried to pry sensitive health data from plaintiffs in the past. Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, who represents Cuyahoga County, said in an…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Common Benefits

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A group of 37 attorneys general urged an Ohio federal judge Monday to reject a fee request from lead plaintiffs’ attorneys in the opioid multidistrict litigation, saying it could irreparably disrupt progress made toward reaching a large national settlement. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a top plaintiffs’ lawyer in the MDL, told Law360 in…Read the article

OH Federal Judge Sides with Plaintiffs in Opioid MDL

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An Ohio federal judge on Thursday overruled objections from several pharmacies being asked to disclose the ages of patients in discovery in sprawling opioid multidistrict litigation, saying in light of the other data being produced, disclosing the ages does not present a risk to patient privacy. Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, representing Cuyahoga County,…Read the article