Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Palm Beach Opioid Litigation

September 6, 2019

Source: Palm Beach Post

Hunter Shkolnik, an attorney representing Palm Beach County in its opioid trial, said the legal team doesn’t intend to settle.

“We were retained by Palm Beach County to try this case. We’re trial lawyers,”he said.

What can happen after this bellwether trial? It’s up to the judge, Shkolnik said.

“It’s our belief that the judge can’t physically try all these cases,” he said. Shkolnik predicts that the judge could send the cases back to their regional federal jurisdictions to be tried — right back where Palm Beach County began, and where the trial could rest in the hands of a local jury.

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