Law360/Shkolnik: No Separate Trial for Mallinckrodt

May 1, 2020

Nassau County on Wednesday told a New York judge that Mallinckrodt’s bid for a separate opioid trial should be denied as its bankruptcy no longer appears to be imminent and it still has not struck a final deal to settle opioid cases.

“When Mallinckrodt came to court and said we have a deal and will file bankruptcy at some unnamed time in the future, we knew it was a hollow threat and a negotiating tool,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, counsel for Nassau County, told Law360 on Thursday. “We expect Mallinckrodt to be in trial and the court hearing the horrific story of how the company caused this epidemic.”

 

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