Publication Archive: Ohio Opioid Lawyers

13WTHR NBC: $260m deal to settle opioids lawsuit

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Source: NBC 13 WTHR
The agreement reached Monday calls for the distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson to pay a combined $215 million, said Hunter Shkolnik, a lawyer for Cuyahoga County. “People can’t lose sight of the fact that the counties got a very good deal for themselves, but we also set an important national benchmark for the others,”…Read the article

StreetInsider: $260 million OH opioid settlement

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The distributors, which handle around 90% of U.S. prescription drugs, will pay a combined $215 million immediately. Israel-based drugmaker Teva is paying $20 million in cash and will contribute $25 million worth of Suboxone, an opioid addiction treatment, according to Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney for the counties.Read the article

The State: State Lawyers Confident of Opioid Deal

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Source: Associated Press
State attorneys general who are negotiating with drug companies say they’re confident that other state and local governments will sign on to a settlement in principle with five companies over the opioid crisis.Read the article

The Irish Times: US Opioid Epidemic & the $260m settlement

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Source: The Irish Times
Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million (€233 million) legal settlement over their role in the US opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial, which was scheduled to start on Monday morning in Cleveland, Ohio. The settlement covers drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson and Israel-based drugmake Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on OH Opioid MDL Trial

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Source: Law360
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday rejected eleventh-hour bids by the Ohio attorney general and drug companies to block an upcoming bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation accusing drugmakers of fueling the opioid crisis, rejecting the state’s arguments that the counties in the case are usurping its authority. “Cuyahoga County is very pleased to see that both writs…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Bankruptcy’s Filing

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Source: Park Record
Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing Sunday night may not dramatically affect Summit County’s ongoing lawsuit against Big Pharma, attorneys said. The county has engaged outside law firms to try the case, and lead counsel Hunter Shkolnik of New York-based Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, said they’d known this was coming for a while. Shkolnik said Purdue Pharma was…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted by Legal Reader On Opioid Litigation

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Source: Legal Reader
Two Ohio countries, Summit and Cuyahoga, are set to go to trial next month in the consolidated opioid litigation taking place in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio under the direction of Judge Dan Polster, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost believes this will put the individuals in his state  one that has been hit especially…Read the article

The National Law Review Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioids

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Source: National Law Review
The country has its eyes on an Ohio opioid MDL handling more than 2,000 lawsuits brought by more than 1,200 cities, counties, and tribes against drug manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently filed a mandamus petition at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to enjoin District Judge Dan Polster from proceeding…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioid Bellwether Cases

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Source: Law360
In March, Judge Polster ruled that BakerHoestetler couldn’t represent Endo in the bellwether cases brought by the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, finding that this nonpublic information “may go to the heart of plaintiffs’ damages claims” and if used “could materially prejudice Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.” “BakerHostetler and Ms. Rendon are unhappy that Judge…Read the article