Reuters Quotes Hunter Shkolnik On Opioid Litigation

April 19, 2019

Source: Reuters

Plaintiffs’ lawyer Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, who represents bellwether plaintiff Cuyahoga County, told me the expert witness reports were supposed to remain confidential. “I really don’t see a rational, calculated benefit for defendants from disclosing those numbers,” he said.

Shkolnik, who declined to confirm his experts’ damages estimates, said the defense goal appears to be to delay the October trial by arguing that defendants’ lawyers need more time to confront those experts. “This is absurd gamesmanship,” Shkolnik said. “They are in scramble mode.”

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