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Publication Archive: New York Opioid Lawyers

Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
Two Long Island counties were supposed to have already started the second trial to come from the thousands of cases filed by state and local governments blaming drug companies for the opioid crisis. Paul Napoli, who represents the counties, told Law360 this week that while it is unlikely that the trial will be proceeding in…Read the article

Keep Defendant in Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
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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Source: Law360
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

NY Opioid Trial Not Delayed

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Source: Law360
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

Law360 Quotes Salvatore Badala on NY Opioid Litigation

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Source: Law360
The New York attorney general and two Long Island counties will take their suit over the deadly opioid crisis before a jury in January in what could be the second state trial over the epidemic. “Nassau County is excited for their day in court and they look forward to having these defendants in court starting…Read the article

Purdue’s Sackler Family Transferring Billions of Dollars

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Source: Law360
The New York Attorney General’s Office said Friday it has uncovered roughly $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, that appear to be an attempt by the family to shield part of its fortune as it defended itself against a myriad of lawsuits alleging it fueled the opioid crisis.…Read the article

NYLJ Speaks With Paul Napoli on NY Judge Opioid Ruling

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Source: New York Law Journal
A New York judge has allowed a group of consolidated cases brought by several counties and cities in New York to pursue claims against the Sackler family in order to recoup millions of dollars in costs tied to the opioid crisis. In a ruling Friday, Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo found two cities and 31…Read the article

Napoli and Badala Comment on Purdue’s Sackler’s with Law360

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Source: Law360
The Sackler family members who control Purdue Pharma LP can’t avoid claims they were complicit in alleged company conduct that gave rise to the nationwide opioid epidemic, a New York judge has ruled, finding they must face multidistrict litigation in the state. Salvatore C. Badala of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, also representing the plaintiffs, said his…Read the article

Bloomberg Quotes Paul Napoli on Opioid Ruling

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Source: Bloomberg
The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social costs from the drugs. A state judge on Friday denied the Sacklers’ request to dismiss the lawsuit,…Read the article

Big Pharma Opiate Distributor Fined in Federal Court

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Source: MyTwinTiers.com
Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc. (RDC), one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors, was charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to distribute controlled narcotics — oxycodone and fentanyl — for non-medical reasons and conspiracy to defraud. RDC is one of the “big pharma” distributors being sued by Schuyler County for fraudulent and negligent marketing and distribution…Read the article