Nix Patterson has been named the 2019 Trial Team of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers in recognition of the firm’s $465 million verdict against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Nix Patterson, along with co-counsel Whitten Burrage, represented the State of Oklahoma in its historic litigation against the manufacturers of addictive opioid pain medications.
Norman, Oklahoma – Today, Judge Thad Balkman ruled in favor of the State of Oklahoma in the nation’s first opioid trial, requiring defendant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen to pay $572,102,028 into a fund that will be used to remedy the devastating public nuisance in Oklahoma. Nix Patterson, LLP represented Oklahoma throughout the
See Law360 Article below: “Meet The Attorneys Facing Off In The Oklahoma Opioid Trial” Please note: After publication of this article, the Teva Defendants entered into a settlement agreement with the State of Oklahoma for $85 Million.
On March 26, 2019, the State of Oklahoma announced that one of the defendants in litigation against several manufacturers of opioid-based painkillers, Purdue Pharma, had agreed to pay $270 million to settle the claims brought against it by the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter. The State alleged Purdue aggressively marketed its
On March 25, 2019, the Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a request by Defendant drugmakers to delay the start of the first state lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to go to trial. Cleveland County District Court Judge Thad Balkman previously rejected the delay request, saying the matter is of huge public importance and should move forward in
In a February 26th filing in Cleveland County District Court, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter alleged that Johnson & Johnson acted as an opioid “kingpin” by using a web of foreign and domestic subsidiaries to supply raw materials “necessary to manufacture the opioid pain medications thrust upon the unsuspecting public since the 1990s.” In the
Nix Patterson is proud to announce that partner Cary Patterson was recently named the 2018 recipient of the C.E. Palmer Award. The Palmer Award is Texarkana’s most prestigious honor for public service and recognizes a lifetime of altruism. Congratulations, Cary!
Nix Patterson partner Neil Smith worked with our good friend and co-counsel Cameron Spradling, representing school children who were victims of unwanted touching by a school volunteer. We established that the school violated state law by failing to properly report the abuse. Most importantly, we proved that the school violated the civil rights of the
When Jesus Martinez was trapped and killed by a mortar mixer on his first day working as a brick layer’s helper, Nix Patterson stepped in to help his widow, Brenda Valdez-Martinez, and his children, Aaron, Jonathon, and Evelyn Martinez. The brick-layer was judgment proof and had no workers compensation insurance, and the mortar mixer manufacturer