Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Opioids/Pharmacies
January 28, 2020
An Ohio federal judge on Monday refused attempts by Rite Aid, Walmart and others to dismiss claims alleging that their failure to stop opioids from being diverted for illicit purposes created a public nuisance, saying that counties had shown evidence to back the allegations.
“These decisions were of no surprise,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, a top plaintiffs lawyer in the MDL, told Law360 on Monday. “Walgreens lost the same motions, and these were on hold since the Cuyahoga trial. Judge Polster cleaned house, and now [the pharmacies] are sitting alongside Walgreens at our next trial.”