Category: Petitions for Writ of Certiorari
The New Mexico Supreme Court has granted Martin’s petition for writ of certiorari in an environmental contamination case brought by over 200 residents of Hobbs, New Mexico against Shell Oil Company. The issue involves admissibility of expert testimony that exposure to toxic chemicals from Shell’s former oil and gas operations caused an unusual super-cluster of lupus and other immune diseases.
On November 7, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review an en banc decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Martin’s clients in a case involving theft of the idea for the “Ghost Hunters” television show.
On October 12, 2010, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a published decision in favor of Martin’s clients in In re Prempro Products Liability Litigation, 591 F.3d 613 (8th Cir. 2010). Martin represented 116 plaintiffs who alleged that they developed breast cancer as a result of their use of prescription hormone replacement therapy drugs. On consolidated appeals from orders dismissing their cases, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed the dismissals and directed the district court to remand the cases to Minnesota state court where they were first filed.