Securities lawyer Don Migliori will serve as a guest speaker at the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) Annual Conference.
The Rhode Island Affiliate of The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), represented by Motley Rice members Fidelma Fitzpatrick and Bob McConnell, filed a federal court brief in opposition to the United States' motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit involving Chinese detainee Hiu Lui "Jason" Ng. The United States has asked the court to relieve the government from liability in the case.

The Honorable Carl Barbier, the U.S. District Court Judge overseeing the BP Deepwater Horizon litigation, said in a hearing yesterday that he will likely grant preliminary approval of the multibillion dollar settlement submitted to the court on April 18, 2012. The settlement was reached between the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) for the BP multidistrict litigation and BP. When approved, it will resolve thousands of claims involving economic and property damage losses, as well as spill exposure and cleanup-related physical injury claims.

According to an article by The Associated Press, fire officials suspect that carbon monoxide poisoning led to the deaths of five this week at a private home in Oxon Hill, Md.

According to the report, officials believe that a broken exhaust pipe caused the tragedy, leaking large amounts of carbon monoxide into the house. Although a typical carbon monoxide reading is zero to five parts per million, the reading taken by firefighters in the home was approximately 550 parts per million.

Motley Rice members and securities lawyers Don Migliori and Mark Labaton have been invited to speak at the Institute for Law and Economic Policy's (ILEP) 18th Annual Symposium, "The Future of Class Actions."
Motley Rice members and medical lawyers Don Migliori and Fred Thompson will serve as guest speakers at the New Jersey Association for Justice's (NJAJ) 2012 Boardwalk Seminar
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, BP and the attorneys suing on behalf of hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster submitted a settlement to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans for approval.

The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) leading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill today announced that it has finalized its settlement with BP.
We are proud of the success achieved during our inaugural ProjectGO! day last year and are excited to hold our second ProjectGO! event on April 18 and April 25.
A second lawsuit was filed this week in connection with a carbon monoxide leak that occurred in January at a South Charleston, W.V., Holiday Inn Express and Suites. The leak allegedly caused the death of one man, William Moran (whose widow filed suit in March), and seriously injured others.