Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue Family Building Purchase
September 19, 2019
Source: Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach County was the epicenter of the opioid crisis. Now it’s home to an office of the family whose company has been blamed for the opioid epidemic. The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, paid $6.8 million for the Glidden Spina Architecture building, which is in the Palm Beach area.
The building purchase was surprising to Hunter Shkolnik, an expert in class and mass-action litigation. Shkolnik represents Palm Beach County, one of many municipalities across the country that have sued the company for its role in the opioid crisis.
“I find it outrageous that in a county that has been devastated by their actions, they’re now setting up their financial empire. It’s rubbing salt in the wounds. How do you do that?” Shkolnik said. “Thousands of people have been seriously injured or are dead by their products.”
Shkolnik said Palm Beach County’s lawsuit continues in federal court as part of a larger lawsuit involving many other municipalities.