Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

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Hunter Shkolnik Comments on Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Source: Daily Stock Dish
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s proposed $23 billion drug giveaway to settle thousands of U.S. opioid lawsuits will likely cost the company a fraction of that figure due to how it has valued those medicines, according to a Reuters review of pricing data and industry analysts. The deal is “overvalued to make the settlement look better,”…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Discusses Opioid Global Settlement Potential

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Source: Cleveland19
In 2017 Ohio was ranked second in the nation for overdose deaths involving opioids. More than 4,000 people died that year from overdoses. It’s why hundreds of Ohio cities and counties are now part of lawsuits against the largest drug manufacturers and pharmacies. Pharmacy chains will likely face an October 2020 trial for their alleged…Read the article

PNS QuotesHunter Shkolnik on Federal Opioid Class

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Source: Public News Service
In U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the National Prescription Opiate Litigation is a collection of more than 2,500 lawsuits against manufacturers and others in the drug industry for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. The judge set a November 22 deadline for jurisdictions to opt out of a Negotiating Class.…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

Hunter Shkolnik Discusses Teva’s $23 Billion Offer

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Source: Legal Reader
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s proposed $23 billion drug giveaway over it’s suggesting to settle the opioid lawsuits against it will likely cost the company a fraction of that figure, according to industry experts. When Teva announced the value of the donated medicine – a generic version of opioid addiction treatment Suboxone – it based the…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik on OxyContin manufacturer’s Million Mansion

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Source: Daily Mail
Members of the Sackler family, owners of Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma, are buying a sprawling home in Palm Beach County for $7.4million – months before the family business files for bankruptcy. The purchase took place shortly before Purdue Pharma filed for Chapter 11 protection in a bid to resolve 2,600 opioid lawsuits pending against the company.…Read the article

Opioid Manufacturer and Distributors Reached Settlement

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Source: TN Town News
As opening statements were about to be made Monday morning in the first Cleveland Federal Court trial in the Nationwide Opioid litigation brought on behalf of more than 2000 cities in counties against drug manufacturers, distributors, and retail pharmacy chains, the bellwether plaintiffs (Cuyahoga and Summit County, Ohio) announced a settlement with McKesson, Amerisource Bergan,…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik on Sackler Family’s Mansion Near Boca Raton

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Members of the Sackler family, owner of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, are living near Boca Raton in a sprawling mansion bought for $7.4 million. The purchase is the second real estate investment by the Sacklers in Palm Beach County, a ground zero in the nationwide opioid crisis. The property purchases in Palm Beach County, the…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Possible Overvalued Settlement

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Source: The Jerusalem Post
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd’s proposed $23 billion drug giveaway to settle thousands of U.S. opioid lawsuits will likely cost the company a fraction of that figure due to how it has valued those medicines, according to a Reuters review of pricing data and industry analysts. In interviews with Reuters, lawyers representing local governments in the…Read the article

Opioid Settlement Could Set Precedent for California Cases

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Source: KBCX FM Radio
Following a major settlement in Ohio this week, California counties could be a step closer to getting the drug industry to pay for damages associated with the opioid epidemic. The nation’s three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement over the toll of the opioids in two Ohio counties,…Read the article
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