DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: NAVB) (“Navidea” or the “Company”), a company focused on the development of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics, today announced that on August 30, 2022, the District Court of Harris County, Texas (the “Court”) made an oral ruling from the bench in open court at the conclusion of the trial in Case No. 2018-24442-151; Capital Royalty Partners II, L.P. et al. v. Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Macrophage Therapeutics, Inc., awarding Capital Royalty Group (“CRG”) $2,572,937.61 in attorney’s fees on their breach of contract claims against Navidea and Macrophage Therapeutics (“MT”).
The Court’s oral ruling did not set out the findings and conclusions made by the Court in support of the ruling; however, on November 21, 2021, the Court entered an Interlocutory Summary Judgment against Navidea and MT, ruling breach of the Global Settlement Agreement in seeking reconsideration and an appeal of the Amended Final Judgment entered by the Court in the prior case among the parties, Case No. 2016-22242-151; Capital Royalty Partners II, L.P. et al. v. Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Macrophage Therapeutics, Inc., and by pursuing a suit against CRG in the State of Ohio. A formal written final judgment will be entered by the Court in the case in the near future.
Navidea is disappointed in the Court’s ruling and does not believe the law and the facts presented at the trial support the ruling against it. Once a final written judgment identifying the basis and reasoning in support of the trial court’s decision is received, Navidea can better assess the Court’s judgment and determine what course of action to pursue in response to the court’s ruling.
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: NAVB) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of precision immunodiagnostic agents and immunotherapeutics. Navidea is developing multiple precision-targeted products based on its Manocept platform to enhance patient care by identifying the sites and pathways of disease and enable better diagnostic accuracy, clinical decision-making, and targeted treatment. Navidea’s Manocept platform is predicated on the ability to specifically target the CD206 mannose receptor expressed on activated macrophages. The Manocept platform serves as the molecular backbone of Tc99m tilmanocept, the first product developed and commercialized by Navidea based on the platform. Navidea’s strategy is to deliver superior growth and shareholder return by bringing to market novel products and advancing the Company’s pipeline through global partnering and commercialization efforts. For more information, please visit www.navidea.com.
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