Publication Archive: New York Opioid Lawyers

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

Schuyler County: Opioid Epidemic A ‘Public Nuisance’

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Source: Star Gazette
The County Legislature voted in August to retain the firm of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC to file the lawsuit on its behalf.  Napoli Shkolnik will work with Getman, as special counsel. County Administrator Tim O’Hearn said the lawsuit will be filed at no risk to the county, as Napoli Shkolnik will work on contingency basis that…Read the article

Amherst Going After Pharmaceutical Industry

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Source: NBC2 WGRZ
The Town of Amherst is joining other local governments in going after the pharmaceutical industry for harmful effects of the opioid epidemic linked to addictive painkillers. So that’s why the town has struck out on its own to hire a New York City based law firm Napoli Shkolnik to file suit in Erie County State…Read the article

Amherst Joins Fight Against Opioid Crisis

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Source: Buffalo News
New York City-based law firm, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has been retained to represent the Town of Amherst in its lawsuit against major manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medication. The suit seeking damages is expected to be filed in State Supreme Court accusing the companies of public nuisance, fraud, negligence and unfair business practices in the wake…Read the article

Town of Amherst Hires Napoli Shkolnik for Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: WIVB 4
The Town of Amherst, NY is suing drug companies as part of the fight against the overdose epidemic. Town officials say emergency services are being stretched thin and overdoses are straining resources for the police department, fire department and first responders. Monday the town board hired a New York City law firm, Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, in…Read the article

Warren County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers

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Source: The Post Star
Warren County has filed a lawsuit against companies and people its lawyers blame for the opioid addiction epidemic, claiming that the county and local businesses have paid millions of dollars to counteract the crisis and that the county should be compensated. Many county supervisors say the settlement can be used to help agencies that are…Read the article

Franklin County Considers Suing Opioid Makers

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Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Attorneys Joe Ciaccio and Sal Badala of the law firm Napoli Shkolnik PLLC explained the ins and outs of suing pharmaceutical companies. They intend to prove that the drug companies purposely lied to doctors and the public, saying opioid pain medications were not addictive and were safe for long-term use.Read the article

Niagara County: Opioids Are A “Public Nuisance”

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Source: Niagara Gazette
In June 2017, the legislature voted to pursue litigation against those pharmaceutical companies. Representing the county is Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, a Manhattan-based law firm that is representing dozens of other New York State counties in similar lawsuits. ” The opioid distributors failed in their duty to report what were obviously very suspicious orders,” Napoli Shkolnik Senior…Read the article