JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon experienced what passengers and crew members described as a mental breakdown ultimately leading to an emergency landing during Flight 191's route from New York to Las Vegas. Osbon is being charged with interfering with a flight crew and has been suspended pending a full investigation.

April 1 - April 7, 2012, marks Global Asbestos Awareness Week, an international campaign spearheaded by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to reduce the use of asbestos around the world and advocate for the rights of asbestos exposure victims.

Motley Rice member and asbestos lawyer Anne McGinness Kearse has been invited to participate in the American Bar Association's (ABA) 21st Annual Toxic Torts and Environmental Practitioner's (TTEL) Spring Meeting, "Scorching in the Desert: Hot Topics Facing Corporate Counsel and Toxic Torts and Environmental Practitioners."
Motley Rice securities lawyer Badge Humphries will attend the upcoming Council of Institutional Investors' (CII) Spring Conference, "Shaping the Future" being held from Sunday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Securities lawyers Marlon Kimpson and Badge Humphries will attend the 23rd Annual Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) Conference being held from March 25 to March 28, 2012, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Motley Rice member and human rights lawyer Jodi Westbrook Flowers has been invited to speak at Georgetown University Law Center's upcoming Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute Symposium being held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Motley Rice member Don Migliori, who also serves as a RWU School of Law Adjunct Professor and as RI Association for Justice President, will serve as the conference's keynote speaker for the Scribes Award Dinner on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Westin Providence.
Motley Rice continues to advocate for the rights of asbestos victims and their families by supporting such organizations as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO).
Motley Rice Medical practice group leader Fred Thompson will serve as a guest speaker at HarrisMartin's upcoming MDL Conference: Hot Topics in the MDL and Class Action Litigation.
In an article published by LowCountry Today, Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice was featured as a leader in the Lowcountry and called a "master litigator" who "has gained notoriety in his profession by taking on high profile cases." The news section highlights a wide array of people who have made significant business or philanthropic contributions in the Charleston area. Rice is joined on the list by country music star Darius Rucker, WCSC TV Anchor Debi Chard and former College of Charleston Men's Basketball Coach Bobby Cremins.