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NPR & Whitten Burrage Defeat Defendants’ Motion for Protective Order Staying Discovery in Oklahoma Opioid Litigation

As previously reported, NPR and co-counsel, Whitten Burrage, represent the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter in litigation against several manufacturers of opioid-based painkillers in a lawsuit filed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, entitled State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al. On September 15, 2017, the defendant drug manufacturers filed a Motion

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NPR Wins Order Unsealing Damning Evidence in SeaWorld Securities Litigation

On November 3, 2017, Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order granting in substantial part a motion filed by NPR and its co-Lead Counsel, which sought to unseal certain evidence SeaWorld produced in the litigation and improperly marked “confidential” and which NPR sought to

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Court Allows U.S. Department of Justice to Intervene in SeaWorld Securities Litigation in Connection With Criminal Investigation

On September 9, 2017, Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted the United States’ Unopposed Motion to Intervene and Partially Stay Discovery in the SeaWorld Securities Litigation. In this case, NPR serves as Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of Lead Plaintiffs, Arkansas Public Retirement System and Pensionskassen

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NPR and Whitten Burrage File Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers on Behalf of State of Oklahoma

NPR and co-counsel Whitten Burrage (“WB”) have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the State of Oklahoma against several major pharmaceutical companies that manufacture highly addictive and often deadly opioid painkillers. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants—including Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, and Cephalon—conspired to intentionally mislead Oklahoma healthcare providers and residents about the

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NPR Moves to Certify Class in SeaWorld Securities Litigation

On May 19, 2017, NPR and its co-counsel moved for class certification of the claims of investors in securities of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., in the SeaWorld Securities Litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. In this case, NPR serves as Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of Lead Plaintiffs Arkansas Public

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NPR Defeats Motion to Dismiss by Seaworld Entertainment

NPR serves as co-Lead Counsel in this action on behalf of Lead Plaintiff Arkansas Public Retirement System, representing a class of investors in SeaWorld securities in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The class alleges that SeaWorld made false and misleading statements concerning the cause of its unprecedented attendance declines

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NPR Wins Payment For MGM Investors

NPR served as co-Lead Counsel in this action, representing a class of investors in MGM securities in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. The class alleged that MGM falsely misled the market regarding MGM’s ability to survive and thrive during the U.S. financial crisis and obtain adequate capital to finance its

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NPR Wins Major Gas Royalty Trial For Oklahoma Royalty Owners

NPR partner Brad Beckworth tried this case to judgment with co-counsel in this declaratory judgment action requesting the court declare the rights of royalty owners and the obligations of lessees on four key issues of Oklahoma royalty law relating to oil and gas lease interpretation, payment of royalty on fuel gas, payment of royalty under

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