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Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

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NY Law Journal: Hunter Shkolnik on McKinsey Opioid Role

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Source: New York Law Journal
The global consulting firm asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to transfer all the lawsuits in New York, where it has headquarters. Dozens of plaintiffs opposed that request this week. “This case is unlike the other cases filed against McKinsey and should not be transferred — at least not until the New York…Read the article

Counties & Municipalities Object to NY AG McKinsey Deal

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Source: Law360
A New York judge has approved a $32 million agreement between McKinsey & Co. and the state’s attorney general over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic, over the objections of counties and municipalities that challenged the deal because it could potentially block them from pursuing their own claims against the consulting firm. DownloadRead the article

Law360: Hunter Shkolnik On State AGs and Purdue Ch. 11 Plan

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Source: Law360
However, the Sacklers are widely seen as the public face of the addiction crisis, and Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, who represents local governments in litigation over the opioid crisis, told Law360 that he wasn’t surprised by the instant outcry from attorneys general. “There are some AGs that want a deal at all costs.…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on McKinsey Opioid Crisis Role

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Source: Law360
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC partner Hunter Shkolnik, whose firm has had a prominent role in the existing opioid MDL and represents cities and counties suing McKinsey, criticized the company’s bid for a new MDL in New York. “McKinsey cut a sweetheart deal with state AGs to cover up its corrupt conduct, and now it is running…Read the article

Paul Napoli & Hunter Shkolnik On New NY Opioid Trial Date

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Source: Law360
A New York state judge on Monday set a new June trial date for the long-anticipated New York attorney general’s suit over the opioid crisis, which has been delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Although we are disappointed that the trial will not start in the next two weeks, we see light at…Read the article

Paul Napoli Quoted by Law360 on Delayed NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
A major trial against opioid makers by New York’s attorney general and local governments will not start at the end of March as planned, a judge ruled Friday, citing ongoing pandemic safety concerns. “Setting the trial has not only helped spark discussions in New York but also in California and also nationally,” Napoli said, arguing…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Upcoming NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
Drug companies, distributors and pharmacies asked the New York state judge overseeing the state’s suit over the opioid crisis to again delay the trial. Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 that the judge had adopted a jury questionnaire submitted months previously. “Given the jury questionnaire order just issued it appears the court…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
The state of New York is signaling that it is ready to push back against two Long Island counties’ bid to de-consolidate their joint trial against opioid makers in a closely watched case. An attorney for Nassau County, Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, told Law360 on Thursday, “We support the state of New York in…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Partner Shkolnik On Cases To Watch in 2021

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Source: Law360
Law360 put together “Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2021” and Partner Hunter Shkolnik was quoted in the “Opioid Bellwether Trials to Start” section of the list. Jury trials in New York have been put on hold, and the parties are still waiting to hear about a new date, according to Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik on Purdue Pharma Board Members Testifying

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Source: One America News Network
Two former Purdue Pharma board members have agreed to testify before House panel that’s examining the origins of the opioid crisis. “Purdue was only one small piece of the opioid crisis. We know that, they started it,” stated Hunter Shkolnik, a class action attorney. “They were that little match out in the forest that starts a…Read the article
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