Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

Summit County Files Lawsuit Against Big Pharma

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Source: Park Record
The lawsuit claims Summit County has been forced to spend a significant amount of money to combat the opioid epidemic locally, similar to the argument that is being made in hundreds of other cases. The three legal firms representing the county, including Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, are working on a contingency fee agreement and will only…Read the article

Strongsville, OH Suing Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

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Source: Strongsville Patch
The city of Strongsville is following the example of the state of Ohio and other communities in suing the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers. Like other lawsuits filed against the prescription pain killer drug makers, Strongsville’s lawsuit will now seek a specific monetary compensation, leaving the sought after total unspecified. It says the compensation…Read the article

Summit County Joins Opioid Litigation

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Source: Deseret News
In addition to its own attorneys, Summit County has brought on private counsel from law firms Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, of New York City, and Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas & Mortensen, and Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, both of Salt Lake City. The attorneys are working on a contingency, meaning they would only be paid from…Read the article

Manatee County Joining Local Gov’ts Suing in Opioid Crisis

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Source: Bradenton Herald
Manatee County, the epicenter of the opioid epidemic in Florida, will join the growing number of local governments in Florida suing drug makers to recover some of what the county has paid for everything from the drugs that reverse the effects of an overdose to autopsies. Commissioners unanimously voted to direct County Attorney Mickey Palmer…Read the article

Kennebec County Joins Nationwide Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Portland Press Herald
The Kennebec county commissioners voted Tuesday to sign on to a nationwide lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that make and distribute opioids, a decision already made by several municipal and county governments in Maine. The allegations in the lawsuit – being brought by Napoli Shkolnik PLLC of New York City and by Trafton, Matzen, Belleau &…Read the article

Forbes Quotes Paul Napoli On Opioid Crisis

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Source: Forbes
The judge’s decision not to stay the lawsuits increases the pressure on manufacturers and wholesalers to either win dismissal of these cases or prepare for an accelerated trial schedule. Under New York law, municipal plaintiffs have priority in setting their cases for trial, said Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik, the private law firm representing many of…Read the article

Palm Beach County Selects Napoli Shkolnik for Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Sun Sentinel
Palm Beach County has joined a growing legal battle against drug companies to recoup the costs of fighting an opioid epidemic that is killing more than 1,000 people every year in South Florida. Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday to select a legal team consisting of The Ferraro Law Firm; Napoli Shkolnik PLLC; and Stull, Stull &…Read the article

Cattaraugus County: Opioid Crisis A Public Nuisance ?

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Source: Olean Times Herald
Cattaraugus County lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a proposed local law declaring the heroin/opioid crisis, which has gripped the county for the past several years, a public nuisance. County officials have been advised that declaring the epidemic a public nuisance may make it easier to recover costs incurred in the epidemic from a…Read the article

Genesee County Propose Opioid Public Nuisance Law

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Source: The Daily News
County leaders Wednesday will take public comments on a proposed local law to declare the local opioid epidemic a public nuisance and figure out a cost-recovery procedure for the amount the county spends on services to fight the crisis. The cost-recovery law is being considered in connection with Genesee County being among a list of…Read the article

Maine County Passes Order: Opioid Epidemic A Public Nuisance

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Source: Lewiston Sun Journal
After last month joining a growing list of Maine municipalities and counties that are part of a nationwide lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Androscoggin County commissioners passed an order claiming the opioid epidemic is a public nuisance. The order, requested by the attorneys representing communities throughout the country, puts the county on record saying that the…Read the article