Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Bankruptcy’s Filing

September 18, 2019

Source: Park Record

Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing Sunday night may not dramatically affect Summit County’s ongoing lawsuit against Big Pharma,
attorneys said. The county has engaged outside law firms to try the case, and lead counsel Hunter Shkolnik of New York-based Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, said they’d known this was coming for a while.

Shkolnik said Purdue Pharma was just one player in a very large case. “The litigation’s not ending, not at all,” Shkolnik said. “In less than four weeks I am one of the lead trial attorneys in the first (multidistrict litigation) mass trial against the other defendants — the big distributors, the big chain pharmacies.”

“Purdue started a fire,” Shkolnik said. “The distributors – such as McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health (and) Walgreens –
poured gasoline on it.”

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