Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

NYLJ Quotes Paul Napoli On NY Opioid Litigation

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Source: New York Law Journal
A New York judge presiding over the state courts’ multicounty opioid litigation in Suffolk County brought on behalf of a coalition of New York counties, which is being closely watched by courts in other jurisdictions around the country, has refused to toss claims against drug distributors. “This is another major victory for New York in…Read the article

Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Join Opioid Lawsuit

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The counties sued the drug companies in various lawsuits that were consolidated in Suffolk County Supreme Court, where lawyer Paul Napoli is representing multiple counties, including Westchester and Putnam. “People are dying daily,” he told The Journal News/lohud today. “We’ve tried to impress upon the judge, who takes his job seriously in this situation, the…Read the article

Grafton & Sullivan Counties Sign with Napoli Shkolnik Team

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Source: Valley News
Commissioners in Grafton and Sullivan counties have voted to join a class-action suit that alleges the makers of prescription painkillers gave doctors misleading information about the addictive qualities of the drugs, leading to the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and elsewhere in the United States. Grafton County Commissioner Linda Lauer said the opioid crisis has…Read the article

NY Law Journal Quotes Paul Napoli on Opioid Ruling

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Source: New York Law Journal
A New York state court judge has refused to dismiss lawsuits against several opioid manufacturers in some of the first substantive rulings to come out of the barrage of cases brought by governments over the prescription painkillers. In a pair of rulings on Monday, Suffolk County Supreme Court Judge Jerry Garguilo rejected motions to dismiss brought…Read the article

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