Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice and asbestos attorney Anne McGinness Kearse will join 11 judges and hundreds of attorneys from across the country for Perrin Conferences’ annual Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook.
On July 27, 2014, Public Justice presented the attorneys who worked on the case People of California v. Atlantic Richfield, the California lead paint public nuisance litigation, with its 2014 Trial Lawyers of the Year award.
Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit put to rest the “private hopes and dreams” of insurer Travelers Cos. Inc., in its attempt to avoid its obligation to thousands of asbestos victims.
On July 17, 2014 at approximately 14:15 GMT, (9:15 a.m. EST) Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 lost contact with Ukrainian air traffic control as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. According to Malaysian Airlines, the flight carried 283 passengers and 15 crew.
On June 20, 2014, a federal court jury in Massachusetts found T&N Ltd., the manufacturer of an asbestos-containing spray fireproofing liable. The jury returned a $9.3 million verdict against T&N Ltd., including $6.2 million in punitive damages.
On July 16, 2014, Motley Rice filed a class action complaint against General Motors LLC and its predecessor, General Motors Corporation, as well as Delphi Automotive PLC, regarding the manufacturers’ ignition switch defects, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Following the denial of a previously proposed, capped settlement to fund claims by retired NFL players suffering from head injuries, a revised settlement agreement was filed on June 25.