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Publication Source Archive: Law360

Law360: Global Opioid Settlement and NY Opioid Trial

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The New York attorney general and six other state attorneys general on Wednesday formally announced a global opioid settlement worth $26 billion with Johnson & Johnson and the nation’s three largest drug distributors. A trial over the New York state and two Long Island counties’ opioid suit (Nassau County is a client of Napoli Shkolnik)…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $1.1B NY Settlement

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As part of an upcoming nationwide settlement, the nation’s three largest drug distributors on Tuesday struck a $1.1 billion opioid deal with New York’s attorney general and exited a closely watched jury trial. “Unlike the national deal, it is not contingent on the rest of the country or other states joining,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli…Read the article

Law360: Plainspoken Plaintiff Opening Statements

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And so Tuesday’s opening statements served up easily digestible charts, graphics and pictures seasoned very lightly with the underlying legal issues, such as drug company obligations under the Controlled Substances Act to watch for suspicious opioid orders. Hunter Shkolnik, for example, presented the jurors with an AmerisourceBergen Corp. investigator’s email that had the subject line…Read the article

Law360 Reports On NY Opioid Trial Opening Statements

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“First and foremost, this is an opioid epidemic. Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise. There is a clear opioid epidemic in our community in Nassau, Suffolk Counties, the state of New York and the rest of the United States,” Shkolnik said. “The opioid epidemic didn’t happen by accident.” “When each of these defendants…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik on Pharmacies Cut in NY Opioid Trial

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Law360 quoted Hunter Shkolnik after Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid were been severed from New York state and two Long Island counties’ swiftly approaching opioid trial. “Judgment day is coming,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, counsel for Nassau County, told Law360. DownloadRead the article

Hunter Shkolnlik Talks NY Opioid Trial Delay with Law360

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A monumental opioid trial pitting New York state and two local governments against a dozen drug companies is being pushed back nearly one week because jury selection is taking longer than expected, sources said Wednesday. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC partner Hunter Shkolnik, counsel for Nassau County, one of the trial’s three government plaintiffs, also confirmed the…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on W. VA State Opioid Trial

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The West Virginia Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state and cities’ claims in consolidated litigation that drug companies’ marketing of opioids created a public nuisance can proceed to trial before a jury. “We are extremely pleased the West Virginia Supreme Court has stepped in and made clear our counties are entitled to go…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Partner Sal Badala on NY Opioid Trial

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The New York judge presiding over litigation brought by the state attorney general and two Long Island counties over the opioid crisis on Tuesday set a June 22 date for opening arguments in the trial, which has been delayed multiple times during the pandemic. “Nassau County is encouraged to see the trial date set for…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Walmart Sanctions

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In response to Walmart’s “intentional” failures to produce discovery documents in the multidistrict opioid litigation, MDL special master David R. Cohen handed down sanctions against the company. Partner Hunter Shkolnik, a top lawyer for MDL plaintiffs, told Law360 that Cohen’s order “was a long time coming and well deserved.” “Walmart has been the worst of…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Chosen for Law360 Product Liability Board

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Partner Hunter Shkolnik has been selected to Law360’s 2021 Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how to best shape future coverage. DownloadRead the article