Amherst Joins Fight Against Opioid Crisis

March 6, 2018

New York City-based law firm, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has been retained to represent the Town of Amherst in its lawsuit against major manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain medication.

The suit seeking damages is expected to be filed in State Supreme Court accusing the companies of public nuisance, fraud, negligence and unfair business practices in the wake of the opioid epidemic.

The Town Board on Monday agreed to hire the firm Napoli Shkolnik on a contingency fee basis. Amherst Town Attorney Stanley Sliwa said the firm has “a great deal of experience in handling large-scale pharmaceutical cases” and represents about 20 municipalities in similar suits.

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