Publication Archive: Ohio Opioid Lawyers

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Law360 Re: Opioid Bellwethers

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In a motion to dismiss, drugmakers accused Ohio cities and counties of disregarding an April case management order requiring the disclosure of prescriptions that the governments believe were medically unnecessary or medically inappropriate. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a top attorney for the local governments, fired back on Friday, calling the motion “a ridiculous…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in Law360 About Opioid MDL

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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

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik About Opioid Bellwethers

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The drugmakers are taking issue with requirements to produce certain data stretching back to 1996, records related to any schedule II opioids and documents produced previously in any litigation involving the marketing or distribution of opioids. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a top plaintiffs attorney in the MDL, told Law360 that the (defense) parties…Read the article

Strongsville, OH Suing Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

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The city of Strongsville is following the example of the state of Ohio and other communities in suing the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers. Like other lawsuits filed against the prescription pain killer drug makers, Strongsville’s lawsuit will now seek a specific monetary compensation, leaving the sought after total unspecified. It says the compensation…Read the article

Strongsville, OH Considering Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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Under a proposed ordinance, which City Council placed on first reading last week, the city would hire Climaco, Wilcox, Peca & Garofoli Co. LPA, a Cleveland law firm, and Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in New York City to represent Strongsville in the legal action. If council approves the ordinance, Strongsville would follow in the footsteps of…Read the article

Law360: Opioid MDL, Hunter Shkolnik’s Viewpoint

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Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a member of the plaintiffs’ executive committee, said Judge Polster also appeared to be moved by a speaker — Armond Budish, the executive of Cuyahoga County, Ohio — who urged a reduction in opioid sales and more funding for addiction treatment. “I think the judge took these types of…Read the article

Lorain County Files Opioid Lawsuit

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The lawsuit was filed in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday by attorneys representing the county two weeks after the county commissioners announced they had hired Napoli Shkolnik, a law firm based in New York, as outside counsel on the matter.Read the article

Ashtabula County Says Opioid Case About “Corporate Greed”

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Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci will be joined by several outside law firms in the case, including Napoli Shkolnik of New York, which has been involved in nearly every major suit involving several pharmaceutical entities over the last two decades, according to a release from county officials.Read the article

155 Opioid Lawsuits Consolidated to Northern Ohio

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Multi district judges consolidated 155 opioid suits from 25 courts on Dec. 5, and chose District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland to preside over them. Napoli Shkolnik Partner  Hunter Shkolnik of New York City, representing three Ohio cities, recommended Polster at the panel’s hearing on November 30, 2017.Read the article

Lorain County Ready to Sue Opioid Makers

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The Lorain County commissioners voted in favor of hiring Napoli Shkolnik, a law firm based in New York City, as outside counsel to represent the county.Read the article
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