On Dec. 28, 2014, AirAsia flight QZ8501 traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control.
In its premiere issue of Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers, the National Law Journal recognized both Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice and member Michael Elsner.
Upon request by the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Solicitor General submitted a brief on Dec. 18, 2014 providing his opinion that burn pit cases be remanded to the U.S. District Court for further proceedings.
Judge Brian M. Cogan set a schedule to complete discovery and begin a trial on May 18, 2015, to determine the amount of damages resulting from Arab Bank, PLC’s role in financing three Hamas attacks that killed and injured U.S. citizens.
Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it has denied BP’s request to hear the case regarding the validity of the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement in In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon.”
On Nov. 24, 2014, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, who is presiding over the asbestos litigation, MDL 875, MARDOC or In re Asbestos Products Liability Litigation issued a suggestion of remand, sending approximately 200 cases back to the Northern District of Ohio, allowing these asbestos plaintiffs the opportunity to pursue their claims.
Motley Rice filed a products liability action alleging the wrongful death of a South Carolina woman related to the Takata airbag.
In a segment that aired on Nov. 17, 2014, PBS Newshour discussed how burn pits used in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted veterans’ health. The segment also highlighted the burn pit multidistrict litigation against military contractor KBR.
In a suit filed against Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi US and a number of other talcum powder manufacturers, Motley Rice attorneys and co-counsel are asking why a common over-the-counter hygiene product that has been linked to an increased risk in ovarian cancer for more than 30 years has no warning about this risk on its label.
Motley Rice has filed a class action lawsuit in South Carolina involving economic loss claims by people who own vehicles that contain the recalled Takata airbags.