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Austin Tighe: The Death of Class Actions Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Austin Tighe spoke at the Texas Trial Lawyers Annual Convention in San Antonio on class actions. His presentation focused on how class actions, despite what the Chamber of Commerce and Texans for Lawsuit Reform would have you belief, are alive and well. Four of the last five class action decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court

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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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NPR Wins Class Certification for Investors and Appointed Co-Class Counsel in SeaWorld Securities Litigation

On November 29, 2017, Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted Lead Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, appointed the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (“APERS”) and Pensionskassen For Børne-Og Ungdomspædagoger (“PBU”), as the Class Representatives, and appointed NPR as Co-Class Counsel. NPR filed a motion for

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GranuFlo Claims Submission Process Closes

The claims submission process for all qualifying GranuFlo and NaturaLyte claims on file against Fresenius Medical Care officially ended on November 10, 2017. The Settlement Administrator, Epiq, continues processing all claims submitted by counsel for Plaintiffs. Epiq anticipates the claims will be processed sometime in January 2018. Upon determination by Epiq as to whether a

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NPR Wins Order Unsealing Damning Evidence in SeaWorld Securities Litigation

On November 3, 2017, Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order granting in substantial part a motion filed by NPR and its co-Lead Counsel, which sought to unseal certain evidence SeaWorld produced in the litigation and improperly marked “confidential” and which NPR sought to

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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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NPR Welcomes New Associate Attorney Ty Wilson

NPR is excited to announce that Ty Wilson has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ty graduated from Baylor Law School in 2017 with high honors and served the Baylor Law Review as a Senior Executive Editor. Ty was also a member of Baylor’s moot court competition team. Ty’s practice will initially focus on

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