Publication Archive: Paul Napoli

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Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on NY Opioid Trial

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Two Long Island counties were supposed to have already started the second trial to come from the thousands of cases filed by state and local governments blaming drug companies for the opioid crisis. Paul Napoli, who represents the counties, told Law360 this week that while it is unlikely that the trial will be proceeding in…Read the article

Cairo, NY Considers Joining PFAS Lawsuit

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Paul Napoli, an attorney with Napoli Shkolnik, a law firm based in Long Island and endorsed by the state Association of Counties, presented to the town board Monday. “You shouldn’t be the ones responsible to pay for it,” Napoli said. “It should be the companies that created [the contaminants.]” Two of the primary producers of…Read the article

Newsday Quotes Paul Napoli on Bethpage Toxic Plume

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The Melville personal injury law firm Napoli Shkolnik represents most of residents, including Carlucci and Levtchenko, in the ongoing suits against Northrop Grumman, as well as the Town of Oyster Bay, which owns the Community Park property. “My experience in environmental cases is that, fundamentally, not only the polluters — but the community politics — want to…Read the article

NYLJ Speaks With Paul Napoli on NY Judge Opioid Ruling

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Source: New York Law Journal
A New York judge has allowed a group of consolidated cases brought by several counties and cities in New York to pursue claims against the Sackler family in order to recoup millions of dollars in costs tied to the opioid crisis. In a ruling Friday, Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo found two cities and 31…Read the article

Napoli and Badala Comment on Purdue’s Sackler’s with Law360

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Source: Law360
The Sackler family members who control Purdue Pharma LP can’t avoid claims they were complicit in alleged company conduct that gave rise to the nationwide opioid epidemic, a New York judge has ruled, finding they must face multidistrict litigation in the state. Salvatore C. Badala of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, also representing the plaintiffs, said his…Read the article

Bloomberg Quotes Paul Napoli on Opioid Ruling

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Source: Bloomberg
The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma LP must face a New York lawsuit claiming they triggered the U.S. opioid epidemic, a judge ruled, handing an early victory to states and local governments seeking to recoup billions of dollars in social costs from the drugs. A state judge on Friday denied the Sacklers’ request to dismiss the lawsuit,…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on 911 Fees Litigation

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Source: Law360
Six New York counties accused Verizon, AT&T and other major phone service providers of shirking their duty to support local emergency call services in a state lawsuit Wednesday, joining the ranks of counties countrywide that are suing to make the telecoms pony up 911 funding. “New York is a home rule state, so the counties…Read the article

PFAS and Their Implications for Landfills

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Source: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
by Paul J. Napoli and Michelle Greene There has been a renewed focus on groundwater contamination and the threat unregulated contaminants pose to the safety of communities’ drinking water. An emerging family of contaminants known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively “PFAS”) has been found in the public water supply throughout the State of New…Read the article

NYLJ Publishes Paul Napoli and Michelle Greene Article

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Source: New York Law Journal
The enactment of CPLR 214-f allows plaintiffs more time to bring a toxic tort claim. This amendment will have significant impacts in the coming years allowing plaintiffs to bring toxic tort claims in connection with newly designated Superfund sites, claims that might otherwise be barred by existing New York statutes of limitations.Read the article

3 Maine Opioid Lawsuits Moved to Federal Court

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Source: Bangor Daily News
The Portland, Bangor and Lewiston lawsuits, along with many others, will now be influenced by three “bellwether cases” set to be tried in the Northern District of Ohio next year, said Paul Napoli, a New York-based lawyer for the Maine cities, as well as many others. Settlements in those cases, brought by the city of…Read the article
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