News reports featuring Motley Rice, our case work and our lawyers

An Amtrak passenger train that was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in Mendon, Mo., on June 27, 2022 after hitting a dump truck at a public crossing. 
Philadelphia Judge Abbe Fletman appointed two Motley Rice attorneys to lead dozens of cases filed for farmers, railroad workers and others who allege toxic weed killer Paraquat caused them to develop Parkinson’s Disease.
Chambers USA recognized Motley Rice as a nationally ranked plaintiffs’ law firm today in the launch of its 2022 guide. The guide ranked Motley Rice as Band 1 in the category of USA – Nationwide: Product Liability: Plaintiffs. Motley Rice is one of only three firms to receive the ranking.
West Virginia, with the support of Motley Rice as outside counsel, has reached a $161.5 million preliminary settlement with opioid manufacturers Allergan and Teva.
Legal publication Law360 selected two Motley Rice attorneys to sit on its Editorial Advisory Boards for the 2022 term. Veteran litigator Serena Hallowell is one of 11 attorneys who will advise on Law360’s coverage of securities fraud litigation, and antitrust attorney Michelle Clerkin is one of 14 attorneys who will advise on competition. 
The State of Washington, represented by outside trial counsel Motley Rice LLC, reached a preliminary settlement worth more than $500 million on May 3, 2022, roughly five months into what was one of the first state cases to go to trial against AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson.
A concurrent resolution issued by the South Carolina legislature recognized April 28, 2022 as Workers’ Memorial Day in remembrance of workers across the state who sadly lost their lives due to workplace accidents and illnesses. 
Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards recognized Motley Rice in four categories, including 2022 Plaintiff Firm of the Year, citing the firm’s lead role in negotiating an $809.5 million settlement for Twitter shareholders.
The FBI declassified a 2017 report this month that links a senior Saudi official to a suspected spy with known ties to at least two of the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers.
As outside counsel to The State of Rhode Island, Motley Rice attorneys were by the side of Attorney General Peter Neronha as he finalized a preliminary settlement with opioid manufacturers Allergan and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on March 21, 2022.