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Prominent AIDS Activists Join Lawsuit Challenging Anticompetitive Practices by Gilead and Others

Today, AIDS activists Gregg Gonsalves, Brenda Goodrow, Andrew Spieldenner, Peter Staley, Robert Vázquez, and Jason Walker joined with other consumers in filing an antitrust complaint in federal court in San Francisco against some of the nation's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Gilead Sciences, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Johnson & Johnson, Inc.'s subsidiary Janssen R&D Ireland. The case is Peter Staley, et al. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc.et al., No. 3:19-cv-02573, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Coalition of Consumers, Activists, and Payors Sues over Anticompetitive Practices on HIV Medicines

Today a coalition of consumers, AIDS activists, and union health & welfare funds filed an antitrust complaint in federal court in San Francisco against some of the nation's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Gilead Sciences, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Johnson & Johnson, Inc.'s subsidiary Janssen R&D Ireland.

Lawyers Seek Supreme Court Review of Border Patrol Shooting Case

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 22, 2015) Today, three powerhouse law firms, Hilliard Munoz Gonzales, LLP, Hilliard & Shadowen, LLP and Gupta Wessler PLLC asked the United States Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s decision holding that a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican teenager standing in Mexico from across the U.S. border had qualified immunity and could not be sued by the teen’s family.


Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Chief of Border Patrol

Lawyers at Corpus Christi, Texas based Hilliard Munoz & Gonzalez, and at Austin, Texas based Hilliard & Shadowen LLP applaud the decision issued today by the federal district court in San Diego, California regarding the U.S. Border Patrol’s unlawful Rocking Policy.  Under that policy, border patrol agents along the southern border were permitted to treat the alleged throwing of rocks at them as lethal force, regardless of the circumstances, and to shoot to kill in return.

Killing Permitted Based on Nationality

Today the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a U.S. Border Patrol agent could not have reasonably known that it was wrong to shoot and kill an unarmed, unthreatening Mexican teenager who was standing just across the border in Mexico.

Press Conference: Lawsuit filed against the US Customs and Border Protection Agency

H&S and its affiliate HMG filed suit on behalf of the family of Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza who died on September 3, 2012 on the border between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. Mr. Arevalo was shot by US Border Patrol agents from a boat on the Rio Grande River. At the time of the shooting, Mr. Arevalo was barbecuing with his family at Nuevo Laredo Park on the sandy banks of the Mexican side of the border. He was left to die in the arms of his young daughter as the gunmen who opened fire into the crowd of picnickers fled the scene. 

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