Publication Archive: Opioids Litigation

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

Mountain Brook Hires Napoli Shkolnik For Opioid Litigation

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Source: Village Living
The Mountain Brook Council Members approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a contingency fee agreement between Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffier, LLP, Perkins-Law, LLC, and Riley & Jackson, P.C. (collectively, “Law Firm”) to represent the city in the prosecution of legal claims against manufacturers and distributors of opioids arising out of…Read the article

Cattaraugus County Consider Opioid Law

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Source: Salmanca Press
Cattaraugus County lawmakers will hold a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed local law declaring the heroin/opioid crisis, which has gripped the county for the past several years, a public nuisance. The county has retained the New York City personal injury law firm Napoli Shkolnik, which represents Niagara County and several other counties across the…Read the article

Strongsville, OH Considering Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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Under a proposed ordinance, which City Council placed on first reading last week, the city would hire Climaco, Wilcox, Peca & Garofoli Co. LPA, a Cleveland law firm, and Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in New York City to represent Strongsville in the legal action. If council approves the ordinance, Strongsville would follow in the footsteps of…Read the article

Schuyler County: Opioid Epidemic A ‘Public Nuisance’

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Source: Star Gazette
The County Legislature voted in August to retain the firm of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC to file the lawsuit on its behalf.  Napoli Shkolnik will work with Getman, as special counsel. County Administrator Tim O’Hearn said the lawsuit will be filed at no risk to the county, as Napoli Shkolnik will work on contingency basis that…Read the article

National Law Journal Quotes Paul Napoli On Opioid Litigation

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Source: National Law Journal
Following two months of settlement talks, a federal judge overseeing hundreds of opioid lawsuits has allowed lawyers to proceed with some discovery and motion filings. “Judge Garguilo has recognized—and as recently as last week talked about —the discovery needs to be ongoing so that the parties understand the information that’s out there to be able…Read the article

Palm Beach County Selecting Firm For Opioid Lawsuit

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Source: Palm Beach Post
Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC of New York, The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A. of Miami, and Stull, Stull & Brody, also of New York are among the three teams of law firms who have emerged as the finalists to represent Palm Beach County if the county files suit against drug makers or sellers as part of its fight…Read the article