Publication Archive: Paul Napoli

New Meso Cases Will Not Be Occupational Exposure post-2040

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Source: Madison/St. Clair Record
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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Source: Opioid Research Institute
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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Source: Yahoo! Finance
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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Source: Palm Beach Post
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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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

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

Westchester County Suing Drug Manufacturers & Distributors

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Source: CBS New York
Attorney Paul Napoli said the drug companies “negligently market to doctors. They changed the story about science to try to expand the number of people that were going to be their customers.”Read the article

Prince George’s County Suing Opioid Manufacturers

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Source: The Diamondback
The county plans to go after Purdue Pharma in addition to other manufacturers and distributors, said Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC. He added that the county will look at tobacco litigation as a model for the lawsuit.Read the article

Discovery to Proceed in NY Counties Opioid Litigation

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Source: New York Law Journal
In an interview, Paul Napoli said Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice’s Jerry  Garguilo’s ruling was a major victory for the plaintiff’s and that in his 25 years in practice, he had never seen a judge take the extra step of lifting a stay discovery with dismissal motions pending. “It’s a means to an end of…Read the article