Publication Archive: Maine Opioid Lawyers

Defendants Try Delay Tactic in Portland (ME) Opioid Lawsuit

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Drug companies are trying to move Portland’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis to a federal court in Ohio – a maneuver lawyers for the city call a stalling tactic. The city is challenging these moves in its effort to keep the case over the mounting financial and human toll of the opioid crisis in a…Read the article

Portland, ME Opioid Case Should Remain in Maine

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Portland’s lawsuit over costs associated with opioid addiction maybe heard elsewhere after defendants moved to shift the case from Cumberland County Superior Court to the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio. Attorney Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik in New York City along with local counsel filed a motion to remand, or return the case to Cumberland…Read the article

Portland, ME Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

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The City of Portland said it filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids in response to the growing opioid epidemic in the city. The defendants include Purdue Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, Cephalon, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, Endo Pharmaceuticals and its affiliates, Actavis and its affiliates, Watson Laboratories, Mallinckrodt,…Read the article

Portland, Maine Part of Opioid Lawsuit Against Big Pharma

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The city of Portland (Maine) says in a statement its lawsuit’s in response to “the substantial impact, including the loss of lives, that the opioid epidemic has had on the Portland community.” The city is being represented by an Auburn law firm as well as Napoli Shkolnik of New York, which is also representing other…Read the article

Portland, ME Suing Pharma Companies Over Opioids

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Maine’s largest city is suing a host of pharmaceutical companies over the toll of the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic locally. Portland officials filed their lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Cumberland County Superior Court. The city’s seeking damages from drug makers and some doctors involved in distribution of the drugs. The city is being represented by an…Read the article

Augusta, Maine Considering Joining Opioid Litigation

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Augusta city councilors on Thursday are expected to decide whether the city should join with other municipalities and counties in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over claims that information was withheld information about how addictive their drugs could be. Drug overdoses killed a record 418 Mainers last year, an 11 percent increase over the 376…Read the article

Kennebec County Joins Nationwide Opioid Lawsuit

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The Kennebec county commissioners voted Tuesday to sign on to a nationwide lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that make and distribute opioids, a decision already made by several municipal and county governments in Maine. The allegations in the lawsuit – being brought by Napoli Shkolnik PLLC of New York City and by Trafton, Matzen, Belleau &…Read the article

Maine County Passes Order: Opioid Epidemic A Public Nuisance

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After last month joining a growing list of Maine municipalities and counties that are part of a nationwide lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Androscoggin County commissioners passed an order claiming the opioid epidemic is a public nuisance. The order, requested by the attorneys representing communities throughout the country, puts the county on record saying that the…Read the article

Sanford in Maine Joins Opioid Lawsuit

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The human toll as well as the financial toll on city services prompted the Sanford City Council to enter into an agreement with a New York law firm, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, to join a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. According to City Manager Steve Buck, Napoli Shkolnik is a world renowned law firm, best…Read the article

City of Saco Maine Files Opioid Lawsuit

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The Saco City Council voted to engage the services of law firms Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC of New York City and Trafton, Matzen, Belleau and Frenette of Auburn.Read the article
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