Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

Putnam County Fighting Back Against Opioid Epidemic

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Source: The Examiner
Putnam County is one of countless municipalities that have been hit hard by the drug epidemic that’s swept across the United States at a breathtaking rate. Now, Putnam is punching back against the drug companies that county officials believe contributed to the crisis by hiring Napoli Shkolnik PLLC.Read the article

Lorain County Ready to Sue Opioid Makers

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Source: Chronicle Telegram
The Lorain County commissioners voted in favor of hiring Napoli Shkolnik, a law firm based in New York City, as outside counsel to represent the county.Read the article

Monroe County Likely To Join Opioid Litigation

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Source: Democrat and Chronicle
Monroe County is likely to announce in the next few weeks that it will join the list of New York counties — most recently Livingston — looking to recoup some of the money they say they’ve spent on law enforcement, treatment and family court services related to opioids by suing the companies that make and promote the medication. Many…Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik Unanimously Voted to Represent Putnam County

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Source: Tap Into Mahopac News
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, who is president of the New York Association of Counties, said governments should take a page from the tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s and collectively go after the source of the prescription opioid epidemic—the pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors— and hold them accountable.Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik Represents Putnam County (NY): Opioid Fight

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Source: Hudson Valley News Network
At a special full legislature meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Legislature voted 8-0 to have the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC to represent Putnam County’s interests in the New York Opioid Cost Recovery litigation.Read the article

Rockdale County Joins Opioid Fight

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Source: Rockdale Newton Citizen
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Napoli Shkolnik PLLC of New York to serve as the county’s attorney in any legal action related to the opioid epidemic.Read the article

Henry County Moves Forward With Napoli Shkolnik

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The Henry County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the employment of the New York firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC as well as the Atlanta firm of Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler LLP.Read the article

NYLJ Publishes Opioid Article by Paul & Marie Napoli

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Source: New York Law Journal
Paul and Marie outline the background and what lead to the opioid crisis and then explain how the proposed claims will move forward.Read the article

Lake County Considers Joining Opioid Suit

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Source: The News Herald
The costs are everywhere: coroner’s office, first responders, children services. Now, Lake County commissioners are considering following the footsteps of other counties — including Cuyahoga County — and filing a lawsuit against manufacturers, wholesale distributors and so-called “pill mill” doctors who prescribed medications inappropriately or for non-medical reasons. With their national counsel New-York based Napoli Shkolnik, Gallucci…Read the article

Yates County and Napoli Shkolnik Target Big Pharma

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Source: The Chronicle Express
Yates County has joined other New York State municipalities in engaging a legal firm for representation for a potential lawsuit against big pharmaceutical companies for aggressive marketing of opioids. The firm, Napoli Shkolnik is in the process of filing lawsuits on behalf of cities and counties against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medications.Read the article