The Department of Justice released its Fiscal Year 2020 review, in which it announced it obtained more than $2.2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2020. The DOJ highlighted its settlement with Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic and Multi-Specialty Surgery,
NPR client Pebbles Rodriguez appeared on the Today Show to discuss how she escaped from a religious cult. NPR partner Neil Smith represented Ms. Rodriguez in bringing the church to justice.
NPR clients Amy Eddy and Pebbles Rodriguez appeared on the cover of People Magazine this week. The article describes their lives as child brides in a religious cult and previews a new documentary about how they escaped and successfully sued the church. Mses. Eddy and Rodriquez were represented by NPR partner Neil Smith.
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
Nix, Patterson & Roach assisted in the drafting and filing of a first-ever Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) amicus brief. The brief is filed in support of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and it’s assertion that sovereign immunity bars the PTAB from proceeding with an inter partes review (IPR) of patents owned by the
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
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