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

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appointed Motley Rice member attorney Previn Warren as co-lead counsel for national litigation concerning claims that defective social media products have caused children to become addicted, leading to severe mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Member Attorney Kevin R. Dean was nominated to the Board of Governors Executive Committee for the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) at the 2022 annual meeting of members. He will serve as one of four non-officer members for the 2022-2023 term.
Motley Rice, with co-counsel Gupta Wessler, reached a $125 million preliminary settlement with the U.S. Government to resolve claims filed by PACER users who alleged fees for the service were improperly used in violation of federal law.
Motley Rice LLC is pleased to announce the Western District of Michigan Court’s preliminary approval of a $54 million class action settlement on behalf of residents of Kent County, Mich., whose properties were contaminated with PFAS, “forever chemicals.”
The State of West Virginia, with the support of Motley Rice as outside counsel, reached a combined $147.5 million in preliminary settlements to resolve litigation against opioid pharmacy chains CVS and Walmart. West Virginia previously reached a settlement with Rite Aid in August, bringing the total proposed settlements reached by the State with pharmaceutical defendants to roughly $177 million to date.
Families of young children and teens who allege Instagram knowingly addicted them and created a growing mental health crisis should be allowed to coordinate their claims against the social media giant in California’s state courts, Motley Rice LLP and co-counsel Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch & Radwick LLP told the state’s Judicial Council on Thursday.
With the support of Motley Rice as outside counsel, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella reached a $40.5 million preliminary settlement with Johnson & Johnson on Sept. 1, days before a jury trial was set to begin against the opioid manufacturer in the State’s Superior Court. 
An addiction to Instagram caused a young Virginia woman to attempt to take her life three times as a child, a lawsuit filed by Motley Rice LLC alleges. Filed in California’s Superior Court against Instagram and Meta Platforms, the case is one of multiple filed by the firm for victims who allege social media companies exploited the insecurities of children to maximize profits and user growth. 
Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard is liable for severe gastrointestinal injuries a Hawaii man developed after receiving the company’s Ventralex™ mesh in a hernia repair. Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ litigation firms, represented plaintiff Paul Trevino in the month-long jury trial, obtaining $4.8 million in compensatory damages for negligence five days after closing arguments were heard in Rhode Island Superior Court. 
Four Motley Rice member attorneys were recognized as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The guide includes 22 of the firm’s attorneys in its Best Lawyers® list, and included another 15 Motley Rice lawyers in its 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list. In the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, “5.3% of all practicing lawyers in the U.S. were selected by their peers for inclusion.”