Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

City of Caribou, Maine Joins Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: The County
Caribou city councilors unanimously voted on May 14 to join a nationwide lawsuit against companies responsible for creating and distributing opiates such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and methadone. Specifically, the council’s motion involves authorizing two law firms, Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC of New York, and Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette, LLP of Auburn to seek legal…Read the article

Town Of Lancaster Joins Opioid Litigation

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Source: Lancaster Bee
The Lancaster Town Board formally signed an agreement with Napoli Shkolnik, Attorneys at Law, to bring and sustain a lawsuit against “the manufacturers, distributors, and key opinion leaders” of opioid pain medications, according to a resolution Monday night. According to the New York City-based law office, prescriptions for opioid medications quadrupled from 1999 to 2014,…Read the article

Canyon County, Idaho Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Idaho Press
At the second of two meetings with national legal groups, Canyon County commissioners continued to discuss the possibility of joining a growing movement of local governments suing prominent pharmaceutical companies for damages caused by the opioid crisis. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC would provide a team of lawyers and experts to help Canyon County staff gather evidence…Read the article

Opioid Distributors: Opioid Crisis Not Our Fault

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Source: Conway Daily Sun
As Carroll County mulls suing Big Pharma over costs associated with the opioid crisis, a national trade association has approached County government officials to allege that the nation’s opioid crisis is not of their doing. A local attorney attended the Carroll County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday to answer questions regarding a lawsuit. He  said…Read the article

Carroll County In a Drug Crisis

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Source: Conway Daily Sun
Local attorney Robert Bonsignore attended the Carroll County commissioners meeting Wednesday to answer questions. He said he would be working with Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, which has offices nationwide. He said Strafford County and other counties and cities across the U.S. have expressed interest. More than 100 cases have been filed already. The Conway Daily Sun…Read the article

Belknap County Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Laconia Daily Sun
Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois has recommended that the county join a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies that made drugs such as OxyContin and hydrocodone. Livernois told Belknap County Commissioners last week that the county should join other communities in the state that have already signed on with the New York City law firm Napoli…Read the article

City of Keene: Opioid Crisis Costs Hundreds of Thousands

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Source: Keene Sentinel
Keene is not, in fact, claiming that the opioid crisis has cost the city millions of dollars per year. The correct estimate is in the hundreds of thousands, City Attorney Thomas P. Mullins said Wednesday. Mullins arrived at the rough cost estimate after talking to other city officials, including in the fire and police departments,…Read the article

Opioid Research Institute Quotes Paul and Marie Napoli

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Source: Opioid Research Institute
Almost all the suits in the MDL seek reimbursement for increased opioid-related costs imposed by the epidemic, including, for instance, first-responder and Narcan costs, emergency room care, neonatal care, foster care, expanded morgue space, and body bags. “It’s truly cradle-to-grave expenses,” plaintiffs lawyer Marie Napoli said. Polster’s other key act last week was ordering the…Read the article

City of Keene Suing Big Pharma Over Opioid Epidemic

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Source: Keene Sentinel
The city of Keene has sued about a dozen pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors over their alleged role in causing the opioid-abuse epidemic, joining hundreds of states, counties and cities that have filed similar lawsuits. The lawsuit claims the drug makers and distributors used deceptive marketing practices to push the use of prescription opioids for chronic…Read the article

Palm Beach County: Opioid Epidemic A Public Nuisance

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Source: Palm Beach Post
“The purpose of the ordinance is to declare the opioid epidemic a public nuisance and to provide a mechanism for Palm Beach County to recover taxpayer’s costs incurred as a result of this epidemic,” Palm Beach County Attorney Denise Nieman told The Post. The suit alleges that the costs of the epidemic have been steep…Read the article