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Crow Creek Tribe Sues U.S. Government for $200 Million

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, which resides on a reservation on the eastern banks of the Missouri River in central South Dakota north of Chamberlain, is locked in a legal showdown with the federal government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The tribe contends its reservation of land includes rights to Missouri River water

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Austin Tighe Seeking $600 Million for Lost Land for Schaghticoke Tribes

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from the State of Connecticut for land that it says was taken from the tribe’s northwestern Connecticut reservation, beginning more than two centuries ago. In a lawsuit filed in Hartford on Thursday, the Kent tribe alleges the state took the land it

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NPR Defeats Motion to Dismiss by Seaworld Entertainment

NPR serves as co-Lead Counsel in this action on behalf of Lead Plaintiff Arkansas Public Retirement System, representing a class of investors in SeaWorld securities in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The class alleges that SeaWorld made false and misleading statements concerning the cause of its unprecedented attendance declines

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NPR Files Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco on Behalf of Massachusetts Woman

On August 29, 2016, NPR filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts State Court, Suffolk County, on behalf of a female client against R.J. Reynolds, Cumberland Farms Supermarkets, and Garber Brothers alleging, among other things, the tobacco companies engaged in a decades-long massive and misleading public relations campaign that intentionally minimized the significant health risks and addictive

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Master Settlement Agreement Entered Into in GranuFlo Litigation

Following four years of contentious litigation, attorneys from Nix, Patterson & Roach, along with co-counsel, obtained an agreement from Fresenius Medical Care to settle the GranuFlo multi-district litigation for $250 million. NP attorneys Neil Smith and Chad Ihrig played an integral role in litigating the GranuFlo cases, including taking numerous depositions of scientific and medical

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NPR Files Lawsuit Against Big Tobacco on Behalf of New Hampshire Man

On July 13, 2016, NPR filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts State Court, Suffolk County, on behalf of a male client against R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris USA, Inc., DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc., and Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. alleging, among other things, the tobacco companies engaged in a decades-long massive and misleading public relations campaign that intentionally minimized

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NPR Defeats Sally Beauty’s Motion for Summary Judgment

NPR serves as counsel in this action for plaintiff Intellectual Ventures versus Sally Beauty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Intellectual Ventures alleges that Sally Beauty infringes a variety of patents through the use of its web-based applications. Sally Beauty sought to invalidate one of the patents by alleging

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Second Circuit Vacates Certification of Visa/Mastercard Settlement Class

On June 30, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the district court’s certification of the approximately seven billion dollar settlement class in the In Re Payment Card Interchange Fee And Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation. The Second Circuit determined that the class of retailers and merchants were inadequately represented in violation

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