Hunter Shkolnik Quoted by Legal Reader On Opioid Litigation
September 13, 2019
Source: Legal Reader
Two Ohio countries, Summit and Cuyahoga, are set to go to trial next month in the consolidated opioid litigation taking place in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio under the direction of Judge Dan Polster, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost believes this will put the individuals in his state one that has been hit especially hard by the nationwide epidemic – at a significant disadvantage.
Cuyahoga County counsel Hunter Shkolnik said of AGs who attempt to cut the MDL plaintiffs out of settlement negotiations, “They are acting like pirates, coming in to take the spoils of the hard work we’ve done. To step in now and say, ‘We’re going to pass laws to take over the
case,’ or ‘We’re going to the appellate courts to take over the case,’ smacks of a power grab.”