Publication Archive: Paul Napoli

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NY Federal Judge: Defendants Must Face 24 Water Lawsuits

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Source: Law360
A New York federal judge has ruled that Dow Chemical Co., Ferro Corp. and Vulcan Materials Corp. must face claims from two dozen New York water authorities and municipalities alleging they allowed a toxic chemical to get into their groundwater. Paul J. Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, representing Hicksville Water District in a related case…Read the article

Grand Prairie Joins $10B Opioids Class Action

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Source: Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Lawsuit claims opioid crisis has taxed emergency response systems, led to increased homelessless. The lawsuit alleges manufacturers of prescription opioids “engaged in a massive false marketing campaign to drastically expand the market for such drugs and their own market share,” and both manufacturers and distributors “reaped enormous financial rewards by refusing to monitor and restrict…Read the article

CBC: City of Grand Prairie Files $10B Opioid Class Action

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Source: CBC
The City of Grande Prairie has filed a proposed $10-billion class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors that seeks to recoup municipal costs associated with the opioid crisis. Guardian Law Group is working with a U.S. law firm, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, on the file. In October, Napoli Shkolnik reached a $320-million settlement with three opioid distribution…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on NY Opioid Trial

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Source: Law360
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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Source: Hudson Valley 360
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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Source: Newsday
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
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