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NPR Client on the Today Show

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.          

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NPR Clients on the Cover of People Magazine This Week

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.    

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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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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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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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