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Publication Source Archive: Law360

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

Counties & Municipalities Object to NY AG McKinsey Deal

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A New York judge has approved a $32 million agreement between McKinsey & Co. and the state’s attorney general over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic, over the objections of counties and municipalities that challenged the deal because it could potentially block them from pursuing their own claims against the consulting firm. DownloadRead the article

Law360: Hunter Shkolnik On State AGs and Purdue Ch. 11 Plan

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However, the Sacklers are widely seen as the public face of the addiction crisis, and Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, who represents local governments in litigation over the opioid crisis, told Law360 that he wasn’t surprised by the instant outcry from attorneys general. “There are some AGs that want a deal at all costs.…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on McKinsey Opioid Crisis Role

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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC partner Hunter Shkolnik, whose firm has had a prominent role in the existing opioid MDL and represents cities and counties suing McKinsey, criticized the company’s bid for a new MDL in New York. “McKinsey cut a sweetheart deal with state AGs to cover up its corrupt conduct, and now it is running…Read the article

Paul Napoli & Hunter Shkolnik On New NY Opioid Trial Date

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A New York state judge on Monday set a new June trial date for the long-anticipated New York attorney general’s suit over the opioid crisis, which has been delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Although we are disappointed that the trial will not start in the next two weeks, we see light at…Read the article

Paul Napoli Quoted by Law360 on Delayed NY Opioid Trial

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A major trial against opioid makers by New York’s attorney general and local governments will not start at the end of March as planned, a judge ruled Friday, citing ongoing pandemic safety concerns. “Setting the trial has not only helped spark discussions in New York but also in California and also nationally,” Napoli said, arguing…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $2B Roundup Bayer Deal

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Hundreds of attorneys and several consumer and legal advocacy organizations on Friday joined dozens of putative class members in the Roundup product liability case in urging a California federal judge not to approve a proposed $2 billion deal to settle claims that the weedkiller causes cancer, saying the “anemic” settlement benefits Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG more…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Upcoming NY Opioid Trial

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Drug companies, distributors and pharmacies asked the New York state judge overseeing the state’s suit over the opioid crisis to again delay the trial. Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 that the judge had adopted a jury questionnaire submitted months previously. “Given the jury questionnaire order just issued it appears the court…Read the article

US District Judge and MI State Judge Slam False Flint Claims

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A pair of judges on Thursday slammed the conduct of an attorney who sent information “rife with material misrepresentations” to 298 residents of Flint, Michigan, that urged them to opt out of a $641 million proposed settlement related to the city’s lead water crisis, ordering him to draft a corrective letter. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Flint Litigation Red Flag

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  Hunter Shkolnik, one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers who raised a red flag about the letters, said attorney Loyst Fletcher Jr.’s role in other lead-water matters hadn’t been made clear before a recent hearing that resulted in an injunction and restraining order. But with “confusing” letters appearing in Flint mailboxes in recent weeks and at…Read the article