Publication Archive: Opioid Crisis

North Country Public Radio on Ogdensburg Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: North Country Public Radio
Several counties and cities in New York are accusing pharmaceutical companies of using false advertising and deceptive marketing practices to minimize the risk of addiction to opioids. The City of Ogdensburg became the latest to join a statewide lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors of these drugs. City Manager Sarah Purdy advised that the New York…Read the article

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

Hunter Shkolnik Speaks with ABC News about Opioid Cases

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Source: ABC News
As the nation’s opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities, small towns and counties around the country. Government officials around the country who have lawsuits pending against the opioid industry said the amount in the Oklahoma settlement was just a fraction of what they need.…Read the article

Reuters Quotes Partner Shkolnik re: Judge’s Opioid Ruling

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Source: Reuters
U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ruled Wednesday that former Cleveland U.S. Attorney Carole Rendon, now in private practice at Baker & Hostetler, may not represent the pharmaceutical company Endo in two cases in the multi-district litigation accusing opioids defendants of sparking the opioid crisis by misrepresenting the addictiveness of prescription painkillers. Cuyahoga County counsel Hunter…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

Knox County in Maine Joins Opioid Litigation

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Source: CentralMaine.com
Knox County has joined a lawsuit alleging that opioid manufacturers helped create the drug epidemic by pushing doctors to prescribe their painkillers to increase profits even though patients were becoming addicted. Knox has become the 12th county in Maine to join the lawsuits against 28 manufacturers of opioids. County Commissioners voted unanimously  to hire Napoli…Read the article