Bob Hilliard and Steve Shadowen, principals at Texas law firm Hilliard Muñoz Gonzales LLP, and Hilliard Shadowen, LLP win a historic civil rights victory for the family of a 15-year-old boy killed by United States Border Patrol agents in El Paso. In a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the court rejected the Border Patrol’s claim of immunity for its agents who fired the fatal shots across the border into Mexico.
Plaintiffs pursuing class actions against AbbVie Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. over allegedly improper pay-for-delay settlements aimed at barring generic versions of the cholesterol drug Niaspan from entering the market have failed to show they were injured by the deal, a Pennsylvania federal judge heard Tuesday.
“They are trying to require us to plead evidence,” Shadowen said. “Our allegations after discovery and depositions are going to be more fulsome than they are now, no doubt about it. But that's not the standard.”