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.
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
NPR, along with attorneys from six other law firms across the nation, filed suit in the Southern District of New York against 17 banks, including Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Commerzbank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, Credit Agricole, and Bank Saderat. The lawsuit, O’Sullivan, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, AG, et
The Yerington Paiute Tribe, its chair and its tribal court pushed back in Nevada federal court Friday against a bid by two BP units to bar the tribe from suing them in the tribal court over environmental damage at an abandoned copper mine. In their own opposition filing, the tribe and Chairman Laurie A. Thom
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
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.
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe on Tuesday urged the Federal Circuit to revive its suit accusing the federal government of mismanaging the tribe’s water rights, saying the lower court erred when it dismissed the case. On top of its damages bid in the lower court, the tribe sought a declaration that the government breached its
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
Morningstar, Inc. and two retirement-focused subsidiaries of Prudential Financial, Inc. were hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Thursday, with investors accusing the companies of colluding to design a robot-adviser program to steer them toward investments that paid Prudential high fees. The suit, filed by an investor in a 401(k) program for
The Connecticut Law Tribune featured Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP attorney Austin Tighe in its July 13, 2017 issue, focusing on Tighe’s recent work for the Schaghticoke tribe in Connecticut. Tighe’s contemporaries say he is an expert at distilling facts and getting to the central point of a case. After that, he fights like heck