Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

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Bloomberg Law: Firm Representing Milwaukee in Opioid Case

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Source: Bloomberg
Milwaukee’s city attorney hired New York firm Napoli Shkolnik to represent the city in litigation against drug companies, manufacturers, doctors, and others, to recover costs of battling the state’s opioid crisis. The firm agreed to represent Milwaukee for a contingency fee of 25% and cost reimbursement. (Wisconsin Public Radio)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

Urban Milwaukee: Council Unamiously Hires Napoli Shkolnik

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Source: Urban Milwaukee
The Common Council voted unanimously in favor of legislation that authorizes the City Attorney to hire outside counsel for litigation to recover expenses incurred by the city from the opioid crisis. Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, has extensive experience representing municipalities and counties in excess of 250 cases seeking damages and remedies in regard to the opioid…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Family Building Purchase

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach County was the epicenter of the opioid crisis. Now it’s home to an office of the family whose company has been blamed for the opioid epidemic. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, paid $6.8 million for the Glidden Spina Architecture building, which is in the Palm Beach area. The building purchase was…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

Purdue’s Sackler Family Transferring Billions of Dollars

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Source: Law360
The New York Attorney General’s Office said Friday it has uncovered roughly $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, that appear to be an attempt by the family to shield part of its fortune as it defended itself against a myriad of lawsuits alleging it fueled the opioid crisis.…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

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Palm Beach Opioid Litigation

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney representing Palm Beach County in its opioid trial, said the legal team doesn’t intend to settle. “We were retained by Palm Beach County to try this case. We’re trial lawyers,”he said. What can happen after this bellwether trial? It’s up to the judge, Shkolnik said. “It’s our belief that the judge…Read the article

Fox Business Quotes Hunter Shkolnik On Opioid Litigation

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Source: Fox News
The state of Oklahoma plans to take Johnson & Johnson to court after a judge ruled the state can try a civil case that would order the company to pay more than $17.5 billion for their alleged role in the opioid crisis. At the end of May, Hunter Shkolnik, a partner at Napoli Shkolnik, told…Read the article
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