Napoli Shkolnik Quoted on Purdue and OK Opioid Litigation
October 3, 2019
Source: Tahlequah Daily Press
Those local governments had the option to participate in the state of Oklahoma’s $270 million settlement agreement with Purdue, which was reached outside of court in March. Instead, they decided to roll the dice and continue to go after Purdue on their own. From the settlement, $12.5 million was set aside for local governments to combat the opioid epidemic.
Paul Napoli, of a national private law firm representing many counties and states, including 11 counties in Oklahoma, said he believes that move will pay off.
“Eventually, I think that will be a wise move… I think on a county-by-county basis, they’re going to do better on their own,” Napoli said.