Publication Archive: New York Opioid Lawyers

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Law360 About Opioid MDL

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Source: Law360
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

Opioid Litigation Moves Forward in NY

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Source: New York Newsday
The suits claim the businesses fueled the opioid epidemic through a fraudulent marketing campaign that misrepresented the drugs’ safety and effectiveness. They seek compensation for the governmental costs of dealing with opioid addiction, which include higher expenditures on Medicaid, rehabilitation programs, law enforcement and even a greater number of autopsies. Paul Napoli of Manhattan’s Napoli…Read the article

NYLJ Quotes Paul Napoli On NY Opioid Litigation

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Source: New York Law Journal
A New York judge presiding over the state courts’ multicounty opioid litigation in Suffolk County brought on behalf of a coalition of New York counties, which is being closely watched by courts in other jurisdictions around the country, has refused to toss claims against drug distributors. “This is another major victory for New York in…Read the article

Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Join Opioid Lawsuit

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The counties sued the drug companies in various lawsuits that were consolidated in Suffolk County Supreme Court, where lawyer Paul Napoli is representing multiple counties, including Westchester and Putnam. “People are dying daily,” he told The Journal News/lohud today. “We’ve tried to impress upon the judge, who takes his job seriously in this situation, the…Read the article

Otsego County Hires Napoli Shkolnik For Opioid Litigation

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Source: Daily Star
The Otsego County Board of Representatives voted to unanimously to hire the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik to handle a potential lawsuit against the manufactures and distributors of prescription opioids. Napoli Shkolnik is a New York City firm that specializes in opioids cases.Read the article

Cattaraugus County Declares Opioid Epidemic A Nuisance

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Source: Olean Times Herald
The Cattaraugus County Legislature on Wednesday officially declared the county’s heroin/opioid epidemic a public nuisance. The measure, which passed 14-0 with one abstention, is titled, “Local Law Declaring the Opioid Epidemic and Its Effects on Cattaraugus County A Public Nuisance and Establishing a Cost Recovery Procedure for the County’s Expenditures Incurred in Providing Services Related…Read the article

Town of Cheektowaga, NY Set To Join Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Cheektowaga Chronicle
The Town of Cheektowaga is following a national trend and will be filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers of opioid drugs because they say their negligence has led to the heroin epidemic. Town lawmakers say the drug manufacturers, distributors, and key opinion leaders have violated New York’s General Business Law in creating this public health…Read the article

Cattaraugus County: Opioid Crisis A Public Nuisance ?

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Source: Olean Times Herald
Cattaraugus County lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a proposed local law declaring the heroin/opioid crisis, which has gripped the county for the past several years, a public nuisance. County officials have been advised that declaring the epidemic a public nuisance may make it easier to recover costs incurred in the epidemic from a…Read the article

Genesee County Propose Opioid Public Nuisance Law

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Source: The Daily News
County leaders Wednesday will take public comments on a proposed local law to declare the local opioid epidemic a public nuisance and figure out a cost-recovery procedure for the amount the county spends on services to fight the crisis. The cost-recovery law is being considered in connection with Genesee County being among a list of…Read the article

Cattaraugus County Consider Opioid Law

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Source: Salmanca Press
Cattaraugus County lawmakers will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed local law declaring the heroin/opioid crisis, which has gripped the county for the past several years, a public nuisance. The county has retained the New York City personal injury law firm Napoli Shkolnik, which represents Niagara County and several other counties across the…Read the article