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Nix Patterson Wins 2019 Trial Team of the Year for Opioids Trial

Nix Patterson has been named the 2019 Trial Team of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers in recognition of the firm’s $465 million verdict against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Nix Patterson, along with co-counsel Whitten Burrage, represented the State of Oklahoma in its historic litigation against the manufacturers of addictive opioid pain medications.

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Oklahoma Physicians Settle with Government; Whistleblower Represented by NPR

Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP represents a whistleblower who brought suit on behalf of the United States and the State of Oklahoma against a group of physicians and hospitals in Oklahoma.  The whistleblower (or “Relator”) filed suit under the False Claims Act and alleged that the defendants submitted false claims for reimbursement from Medicare and

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Yerington Paiute Tribe Says Sovereignty Protects it From BP’s Suit

The Yerington Paiute Tribe urged a Nevada federal judge Thursday to toss a suit that seeks to bar the tribe from bringing claims against BP America, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Co. in tribal court over environmental damage at an abandoned copper mine. “Both the tribe and the chairman have sovereign immunity from suit in federal

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United States Supreme Court Accepts Cert in American Express Antitrust Case

On September 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling in favor of the United States Department of Justice which found that American Express violated antitrust laws through its anti-steering rules. The Second Circuit instructed the district court to render judgment in favor of American Express.

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BP and ARCO Attempt to Avoid Tribal Court in Contamination Suit

Austin Tighe, who represents the tribe in the tribal court proceeding, said in a statement on Monday that his client intends to move to dismiss the federal lawsuit on sovereign immunity grounds and precedent that requires BP to exhaust jurisdictional arguments in the tribal court. “Suing the tribe is consistent with how BP has acted

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