Town of Amherst Hires Napoli Shkolnik for Opioid Lawsuit
March 6, 2018
Source: WIVB 4
The Town of Amherst, NY is suing drug companies as part of the fight against the overdose epidemic. Town officials say emergency services are being stretched thin and overdoses are straining resources for the police department, fire department and first responders.
Monday the town board hired a New York City law firm, Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC, in a lawsuit against opioid pharmaceutical companies. The town is suing manufactures, distributors and key marketing leaders who mislead the public into believing opioids cannot and do not lead to addiction.
The more than 250 page lawsuit accuses companies of false advertising, fraud and public nuisance.