CNN reports that airlines do not have to pay the federal government what amounts to approximately $25 million in tax revenue.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM), an advisory group for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a report proposing that the 510(k) accelerated approval program for medical devices be replaced.
On July 27, 2011, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein said that he may allow the family of Mark Bavis to seek damages against United Airlines et al—not only for his death but also for the "21 minutes of terror" he endured prior to the plane's crash.
According to an MSNBC article on mounting concerns about the safety of transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices, patient reports of adverse side effects and surgical complications have tripled since 2008.
The Roger Williams University (RWU) School of Law published an article in its summer magazine recognizing Motley Rice member Don Migliori for inspiring law students.
Motley Rice co-founder Ron Motley was named in the latest edition of Chambers USA, an annual publication honoring lawyers according to their reputation among other lawyers and their clients.
On July 5, 2011, Napa Home and Garden filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in response to multiple lawsuits filed against the company alleging serious injury from defective firepot products.
On July 21, 2011, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that should help some veterans prove their respiratory illnesses are service-related.
Motley Rice member and Topamax lawyer Kimberly Barone Baden's article entitled "Topamax: Headache Relief & Heartache" was featured in the summer issue of The Safety Report.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a report on July 13, 2011, to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Government Reform indicating there have been more than 25,000 security breaches at U.S. airports since November 2001.