National Law Journal Quotes Paul Napoli On Opioid Litigation
March 8, 2018
Following two months of settlement talks, a federal judge overseeing hundreds of opioid lawsuits has allowed lawyers to proceed with some discovery and motion filings.
“Judge Garguilo has recognized—and as recently as last week talked about —the discovery needs to be ongoing so that the parties understand the information that’s out there to be able to frame a proper settlement,” said Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik, whose firm is co-lead counsel in cases brought by the New York counties. “Not many cases that I can think of in my 20-year career have settled without the threat of trial. And, particularly with so much information out there, and so many different parties, we need that information to frame an appropriate settlement.”