U.S District Judge Carl Barbier is expected to grant final approval of the Deepwater Horizon settlements in the near future—a positive next step in resolving tens of thousands of remaining oil spill claims.
The Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston are hosting two screenings and Q&A panels of "Addiction Incorporated," a documentary that tells the story of former research scientist and whistleblower Victor DeNoble and documents Philip Morris' secret research to engineer more addictive cigarettes.
The Economic and Property Damages Class Action Settlement against British Petroleum arising out of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was presented for preliminary approval on April 18, 2012, to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
In a recent case filed by the U.S. Justice Department against Bank of America, federal prosecutors based their case on the whistleblower law, the False Claims Act (FCA).
The seventh annual edition of national legal publication Lawdragon™ has named Motley Rice co-founding member Ronald L. Motley (SC) and Motley Rice member Jodi Westbrook Flowers (SC) to its 2012 500 Leading Lawyers in America list for their work in the plaintiffs' bar, placing them in the company of those The Lawdragon 500 calls "the very best of the legal profession."
In a hearing on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, Judge Carl Barbier announced that he will not delay the Nov. 8 fairness hearing on the proposed settlement between BP and private plaintiffs' attorneys over economic damages from the spill.
As of Oct. 24, 2012, more than 300 people have been infected with fungal meningitis, and another 23 are dead after receiving the allegedly tainted steroid shots produced and distributed by the Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center (NECC).
National plaintiffs' law firm Motley Rice LLC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys in the New England area have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 Rhode Island Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists, as well as the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list.
Motley Rice is proud to announce that the 2013 editions of both Benchmark Plaintiff, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Plaintiff Firms & Attorneys and Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys have recognized the firm, as well as individual attorneys, in national and local rankings.
The Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs posted a joint op-ed written by former U.S. Senator and former Belfer Center senior research fellow Bob Graham along with 9/11 survivor and Motley Rice client Sharon Premoli.