Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

StreetInsider: $260 million OH opioid settlement

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The distributors, which handle around 90% of U.S. prescription drugs, will pay a combined $215 million immediately. Israel-based drugmaker Teva is paying $20 million in cash and will contribute $25 million worth of Suboxone, an opioid addiction treatment, according to Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney for the counties.Read the article

The State: State Lawyers Confident of Opioid Deal

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Source: Associated Press
State attorneys general who are negotiating with drug companies say they’re confident that other state and local governments will sign on to a settlement in principle with five companies over the opioid crisis.Read the article

The Irish Times: US Opioid Epidemic & the $260m settlement

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Source: The Irish Times
Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million (€233 million) legal settlement over their role in the US opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial, which was scheduled to start on Monday morning in Cleveland, Ohio. The settlement covers drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson and Israel-based drugmake Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and…Read the article

Bloomberg Law: Firm Representing Milwaukee in Opioid Case

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Source: Bloomberg
Milwaukee’s city attorney hired New York firm Napoli Shkolnik to represent the city in litigation against drug companies, manufacturers, doctors, and others, to recover costs of battling the state’s opioid crisis. The firm agreed to represent Milwaukee for a contingency fee of 25% and cost reimbursement. (Wisconsin Public Radio)Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on OH Opioid MDL Trial

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Source: Law360
The Sixth Circuit on Thursday rejected eleventh-hour bids by the Ohio attorney general and drug companies to block an upcoming bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation accusing drugmakers of fueling the opioid crisis, rejecting the state’s arguments that the counties in the case are usurping its authority. “Cuyahoga County is very pleased to see that both writs…Read the article

Urban Milwaukee: Council Unamiously Hires Napoli Shkolnik

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Source: Urban Milwaukee
The Common Council voted unanimously in favor of legislation that authorizes the City Attorney to hire outside counsel for litigation to recover expenses incurred by the city from the opioid crisis. Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, has extensive experience representing municipalities and counties in excess of 250 cases seeking damages and remedies in regard to the opioid…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Family Building Purchase

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach County was the epicenter of the opioid crisis. Now it’s home to an office of the family whose company has been blamed for the opioid epidemic. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, paid $6.8 million for the Glidden Spina Architecture building, which is in the Palm Beach area. The building purchase was…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Bankruptcy’s Filing

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Source: Park Record
Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing Sunday night may not dramatically affect Summit County’s ongoing lawsuit against Big Pharma, attorneys said. The county has engaged outside law firms to try the case, and lead counsel Hunter Shkolnik of New York-based Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, said they’d known this was coming for a while. Shkolnik said Purdue Pharma was…Read the article

Purdue’s Sackler Family Transferring Billions of Dollars

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Source: Law360
The New York Attorney General’s Office said Friday it has uncovered roughly $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, that appear to be an attempt by the family to shield part of its fortune as it defended itself against a myriad of lawsuits alleging it fueled the opioid crisis.…Read the article