Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

Niagara County: Opioids Are A “Public Nuisance”

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Source: Niagara Gazette
In June 2017, the legislature voted to pursue litigation against those pharmaceutical companies. Representing the county is Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, a Manhattan-based law firm that is representing dozens of other New York State counties in similar lawsuits. ” The opioid distributors failed in their duty to report what were obviously very suspicious orders,” Napoli Shkolnik Senior…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioid Litigation

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Source: Law360
Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, who represents plaintiffs in the MDL, said that at this point in the epidemic — which caused average U.S. life expectancy to drop in 2015 and 2016, according to federal researchers — no company will want to be the one that keeps marketing opioids directly to physicians. “I think…Read the article

Cumberland County Sues Opioid Companies

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Source: ABC27 WHTM
The Board of Commissioners approved the lawsuit on Monday.  The law firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed the suit on behalf of the county. Napoli Shkolnik also represents York County and other municipalities in similar cases.Read the article

Osceola County Sues Big Pharma

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Source: Osceola News Gazette
Joseph Ciaccio, an attorney with the New York-based law firm Napoli Shkolnik, signed professional service contracts with both Osceola and Alachua counties. His firm represents more than 100 other counties nationwide in state-level litigation.Read the article

City of Gary Seeks Recovery of Opioid-Related Costs

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Source: Chicago Crusader
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, on behalf of the City of Gary, filed a complaint in Lake County Superior Court at the end of last month. The complaint sees to recover damages for use of public resources to fight the opioid epidemic.Read the article

City of Saco Maine Files Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Bangor Daily News
The Saco City Council voted to engage the services of law firms Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC of New York City and Trafton, Matzen, Belleau and Frenette of Auburn.Read the article

Osceola County Joins Opioid Legal Action

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Source: Orlando Sentinel
“There’s been a dramatic spike in overdose deaths [in Osceola],” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC said. “I think this is an epidemic that needs to be stopped, and these companies are not going to stop doing what they’re doing until they’re brought to their knees. I think we’re in the best position to do…Read the article

Westchester County Suing Drug Manufacturers & Distributors

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Source: CBS New York
Attorney Paul Napoli said the drug companies “negligently market to doctors. They changed the story about science to try to expand the number of people that were going to be their customers.”Read the article

Westchester County Suing Opioid Makers, Distributors

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Source: White Plains Daily Voice
Westchester County filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, February 6th. Represented by Napoli Shkolnik, the County seeks to recover money from the manufacturers and distributors of the highly addictive painkillers.Read the article

Westchester County Is Represented by Napoli Shkolnik

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Source: White Plains Patch
For the lawsuit, the county is being represented by and is partnering with the firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC. “We are committed to working with the county in their fight against the makers of these dangerous and addictive painkillers,” said Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik.Read the article