News reports featuring Motley Rice, our case work and our lawyers

This summer, a 7-year-old boy died from a tragic residential elevator accident at a beach rental home in Outer Banks, N.C. The boy suffered fatal injuries after getting caught between the inner and outer accordion doors of the moving elevator, trapping him between the bottom of the car and the upper door frame.
A preliminary $26 billion settlement was announced today with Johnson & Johnson and the nation’s “Big Three” opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.
Claimants alleging software company Blackbaud Inc. neglected to protect the private information of tens-of-thousands of its clients and millions of people across the globe defeated a motion to dismiss on July 1, 2021.
The Boy Scouts of America agreed to one of the largest settlements for sexual abuse survivors in U.S. history to compensate more than 60,000 men who allege they were abused as children.
At about 1 a.m. on June 24, a wing of the Champlain Tower South Condo Complex in Surfside, Fla., collapsed. As of June 25, four people died in the collapse and more than 159 people who were in the building at the time of collapse remain missing as rescue crews continue to work the scene. Fifty-five units were affected by the collapse.
ALM and The National Trial Lawyers selected Motley Rice as a finalist in seven categories for their 2021 Elite Trial Lawyers award. Environmental attorney Esther Berezofsky is one of 11 winners of the Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar award, and Sarah Hansel is one of 40 winners of the inaugural Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs Bar award.
Medical manufacturer Royal Philips voluntarily recalled multiple sleep apnea machines this week amid reports that degradation may cause the devices to release dangerous gasses and other toxins that may cause cancer.
Four infant deaths prompted Fisher-Price to recall its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother, the popular toy company announced June 3. The company also recalled its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider, though no deaths are currently linked to that product Fisher-Price says.
Law360 named Motley Rice attorney Fidelma Fitzpatrick as a 2021 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar, calling her “a sought-after trial attorney who has gone toe-to-toe with major corporations time after time and won.”
For the first time in Motley Rice’s history, Chambers USA recognized Motley Rice as a nationally ranked plaintiffs’ law firm today in the launch of its 2021 guide in the category of USA – Nationwide: Product Liability: Plaintiffs, Band 1. Motley Rice is one of only three firms nationally ranked as Band 1 in the Product Liability category.