Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

The Verdict Newsletter – Winter 2017-2018

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Source: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
In this issue, we discuss several new court appointments for our key attorneys: Paul Napoli’s appointment as Co-Lead Counsel in the New York Opioid Cost Recovery Litigation Hunter Shkolnik’s appointment as Co-Liaison Counsel in the Flint Water Crisis Litigation Shayna Sacks’s appointment to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the nationwide Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Litigation Senior…Read the article

York County Joins Opioid Litigation

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Source: York Daily Record
The county has retained New York law firm Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, which represents close to 70 counties and cities pursuing pharmaceutical companies. A senior associate at the firm, Joseph Ciaccio, said York County will pay nothing. If there is a resolution or agreement reached, the firm would take a percentage of the settlement. Such cases can take…Read the article

York County Suing 25 Opioid Manufacturers/Distributors

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Source: York Dispatch
To handle the lawsuit, York County has retained New York-based law firm Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, County Solicitor Glenn Smith said, adding “there will be no cost to York County taxpayers with filing and litigation of this matter.”Read the article

York County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Industry

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Source: PennLive.com
York County has hired Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a New York law firm representing more than 70 municipalities that have file suit against pharmaceutical companies, according to the YDR’s report.Read the article

Ashtabula County Says Opioid Case About “Corporate Greed”

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Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci will be joined by several outside law firms in the case, including Napoli Shkolnik of New York, which has been involved in nearly every major suit involving several pharmaceutical entities over the last two decades, according to a release from county officials.Read the article

Lake County Joins Opioid Litigation

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Source: The News Herald
Lake County officials are moving ahead with plans to sue opioid manufacturers, wholesale distributors and pill mill doctors. The Lake County commissioners on Dec. 5 passed a resolution asking the Lake County Common Pleas Court to allow the hiring of an outside counsel to handle the litigation. Under the national counsel of New-York based Napoli…Read the article

155 Opioid Lawsuits Consolidated to Northern Ohio

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Source: Madison/St. Clair Record
Multi district judges consolidated 155 opioid suits from 25 courts on Dec. 5, and chose District Judge Dan Polster of the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland to preside over them. Napoli Shkolnik Partner Hunter Shkolnik of New York City, representing three Ohio cities, recommended Polster at the panel’s hearing on November 30, 2017. Napoli…Read the article

Forsyth County (GA) Joins Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: The Forsyth Herald
Napoli Shkolnik is filing suit on behalf of municipalities, states/attorney generals, individuals and unions against the drug manufacturers, distributors, prescribers and pharmacies. Purdue Pharma manufactures OxyContin and Dilaudid, among others, and has generated from $2 to $3 billion annually in sales of OxyContin alone. Napoli Shkolnik Partner Shayna Sacks said they are the “grandparent” of…Read the article

Putnam County Opioid Lawsuit Moving Forward

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Source: The Highlands Current
Putnam County Attorney Jennifer Bumgarner said the lawsuit will not cost the county anything, because the firm that many neighboring counties have hired, and which advised Putnam officials — Napoli Shkolnik, based in New York City — is working on a contingency basis, meaning it will be paid from any settlement. “They have absolutely agreed…Read the article

Waterville Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: CentralMaine.com
The  Waterville council will be asked to authorize City Manager Michael Roy and City Solicitor Bill Lee to engage the services of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, of New York City, and Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette LLP, of Auburn, on behalf of the city “with respect to prosecution of any legal claims against manufacturers and distributors…Read the article