Publication Archive: Paul Napoli

Defendants Try Delay Tactic in Portland (ME) Opioid Lawsuit

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Drug companies are trying to move Portland’s lawsuit over the opioid crisis to a federal court in Ohio – a maneuver lawyers for the city call a stalling tactic. The city is challenging these moves in its effort to keep the case over the mounting financial and human toll of the opioid crisis in a…Read the article

Portland, ME Opioid Case Should Remain in Maine

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Portland’s lawsuit over costs associated with opioid addiction maybe heard elsewhere after defendants moved to shift the case from Cumberland County Superior Court to the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio. Attorney Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik in New York City along with local counsel filed a motion to remand, or return the case to Cumberland…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

NY Law Journal Quotes Paul Napoli on Opioid Ruling

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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

2nd Circuit Revives 9/11 Workers’ Suit

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A long-running legal battle between workers who say they became sick as a result of working in Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and the Battery Park City Authority was revived by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday. Napoli Shkolnik of counsel Paul Napoli, who represented a portion of…Read the article

New Meso Cases Will Not Be Occupational Exposure post-2040

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Paul Napoli, a lawyer with Napoli Shkolnik, a firm that has been involved in much asbestos-related litigation, believes the more important point to make is not so much the strategy defense attorneys might take, but where cases are filed going forward. “Because of recent decisions with regard to jurisdiction, cases are now being filed in…Read the article

Opioid Research Institute Quotes Paul and Marie Napoli

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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

Leading Pain Doctors Face Opioid Lawsuits

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Four of the nation’s leading pain doctors, who spearheaded a medical movement to treat chronic pain with opioid drugs, have been named as co-defendants in scores of lawsuits filed by cities and counties against opioid manufacturers. The lawsuits allege that the doctors allowed themselves to be used by manufacturers, as part of a false, industrywide…Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik: No problem with indemnification agreement

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All of the law firms that have agreed to help Palm Beach County sue drug makers and distributors have extensive and diverse experience, winning hundreds of millions for their clients in complex, high-profile cases in recent years. For county taxpayers, that’s the good news. Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik, part of the three-firm team that won the…Read the article

Forbes Quotes Paul Napoli On Opioid Crisis

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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
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