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NP and Whitten Burrage Win Motion to Remand in Oklahoma Opioid Litigation

As previously reported, NP and co-counsel, Whitten Burrage, represent the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter in litigation against several manufacturers of opioid pain killers in a lawsuit filed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, entitled State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al. On June 13, 2018, the Purdue defendants filed a

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Former SeaWorld CEO Invokes Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in SeaWorld Securities Litigation

On February 23, 2018, Investigative Reporter Mike DeForest of News 6 in Orlando, WKMG Click Orlando, ran a story on the SeaWorld Securities Litigation, titled “Former SeaWorld CEO refuses to answer questions in shareholder lawsuit – Jim Atchison invokes Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.” The report details how SeaWorld’s former CEO, a named Defendant in

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Court Sets Trial Date for Oklahoma’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

On Thursday January 11, 2018, Cleveland County Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman ordered that the State of Oklahoma’s trial against several major manufacturers of addictive opioid drugs will begin on May 28, 2019. The State is represented by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office and the law firms of Whitten Burrage and Nix, Patterson & Roach. Whitten

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NPR & Whitten Burrage Defeat Motions to Dismiss 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 pain killers in a lawsuit filed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, entitled State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al. The defendant drug manufacturers filed motions to dismiss all

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NPR Wins Class Certification for Investors and Appointed Co-Class Counsel in SeaWorld Securities Litigation

On November 29, 2017, Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted Lead Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, appointed the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (“APERS”) and Pensionskassen For Børne-Og Ungdomspædagoger (“PBU”), as the Class Representatives, and appointed NPR as Co-Class Counsel. NPR filed a motion for

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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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