Effective September 1, 2018, we have changed our name to Nix Patterson, LLP, but our commitment to excellence remains the same. Harold Nix founded The Nix Law Firm in the 1960s after graduating from Baylor Law School and returning to practice in his home town of Daingerfield, Texas. Harold Nix built the Nix Law Firm
As previously reported, NP and co-counsel, Whitten Burrage, represent the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter in litigation against several manufacturers of opioid pain killers in a lawsuit filed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, entitled State of Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al. On June 13, 2018, the Purdue defendants filed a
On August 2, 2018, NPR and co-counsel Whitten Burrage filed lawsuits on behalf of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations against several large pharmaceutical companies that manufacture highly addictive and often deadly opioid painkillers—including Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, and Cephalon. The lawsuits, filed in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma and Bryan County, Oklahoma, respectively, allege the
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 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.
NPR represented a class of royalty owners in this putative class action against XTO Energy Inc. for the alleged underpayment of gas royalties on gas and its constituents produced from wells in Oklahoma where XTO, including its predecessors or affiliates, is or was the operator or as a non-operator, XTO separately marketed gas. After vigorously
On April 5, 2018, Judge James Manley of Sanders County, Montana ordered the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization to produce documents and testimony related to internal reports and investigations into the childhood sexual abuse of NPR’s two clients. In this case, the two Plaintiffs were sexually abused as children by a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
NPR, with Co-Class Counsel Ryan Whaley, represented a class of royalty and overriding royalty owners in this putative class action against XTO Energy Inc. for the alleged failure to pay statutory interest on royalty payments made outside the time periods set forth in the Production Revenue Standards Act for oil and gas production proceeds from
On February 23, 2018, Investigative Reporter Mike DeForest of News 6 in Orlando, WKMG Click Orlando, ran a story on the SeaWorld Securities Litigation, titled “Former SeaWorld CEO refuses to answer questions in shareholder lawsuit – Jim Atchison invokes Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.” The report details how SeaWorld’s former CEO, a named Defendant in