Publication Archive: New York Opioid Lawyers

Ogdensburg (NY) Joins Opioid “Mega-Lawsuit”

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Source: Watertown Daily Times
Ogdensburg City Council unanimously voted Monday to enter into an agreement with the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC to represent Ogdensburg in a coordinated legal action by counties and cities against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. yers for Napoli Shkolnik, of New York City, are planning to argue in court that so-called “big…Read the article

Amsterdam, NY Joins Opioids Lawsuit

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Source: The Recorder
Amsterdam Common Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to authorize the mayor to enter into an agreement with Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, for the prosecution of any legal claim against opioid manufacturers and distributors for fraudulent marketing and distribution of the drugs. The city will not pay Napoli Shkolnik any upfront expenses, but the law firm would…Read the article

Rochester Joins Opioids Lawsuit

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Source: ABC13 Action News
Joining dozens of other municipalities, Rochester is going up against opioid manufacturers and distributors in the courtroom. Rochester City Council voted Tuesday to allow the city’s corporation counsel to join the lawsuit, which is being handled by New York City law firm Napoli Shkolnik.Read the article

Rochester Mayor Wants to Join Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: ABC13 Action News
Dozens of municipalities across the country have taken similar legal action. In New York, Napoli Shkolnik is representing dozens of cities and counties in an effort to combat the “emotional and financial strain” opioids have cost communities, a statement on its website reads. The city attorney would like to retain the New York City law…Read the article

Rochester Looking to Join the Opioid Litigation

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Source: USA Today Network
Napoli Shkolnik currently represents Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Nassau, Niagara, Rensselaer and Schuyler counties in New York, along with a host of other municipalities in West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey and elsewhere. In material provided to City Council, the firm states that an individual suit would allow the city makes its own decision on any settlement and distribution of…Read the article

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