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

Motley Rice LLC is pleased to announce the Western District of Michigan Court’s preliminary approval of a $54 million class action settlement on behalf of residents of Kent County, Mich., whose properties were contaminated with PFAS, “forever chemicals.”
The State of West Virginia, with the support of Motley Rice as outside counsel, reached a combined $147.5 million in preliminary settlements to resolve litigation against opioid pharmacy chains CVS and Walmart. West Virginia previously reached a settlement with Rite Aid in August, bringing the total proposed settlements reached by the State with pharmaceutical defendants to roughly $177 million to date.
Families of young children and teens who allege Instagram knowingly addicted them and created a growing mental health crisis should be allowed to coordinate their claims against the social media giant in California’s state courts, Motley Rice LLP and co-counsel Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch & Radwick LLP told the state’s Judicial Council on Thursday.
With the support of Motley Rice as outside counsel, New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella reached a $40.5 million preliminary settlement with Johnson & Johnson on Sept. 1, days before a jury trial was set to begin against the opioid manufacturer in the State’s Superior Court. 
An addiction to Instagram caused a young Virginia woman to attempt to take her life three times as a child, a lawsuit filed by Motley Rice LLC alleges. Filed in California’s Superior Court against Instagram and Meta Platforms, the case is one of multiple filed by the firm for victims who allege social media companies exploited the insecurities of children to maximize profits and user growth. 
Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard is liable for severe gastrointestinal injuries a Hawaii man developed after receiving the company’s Ventralex™ mesh in a hernia repair. Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ litigation firms, represented plaintiff Paul Trevino in the month-long jury trial, obtaining $4.8 million in compensatory damages for negligence five days after closing arguments were heard in Rhode Island Superior Court. 
Four Motley Rice member attorneys were recognized as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The guide includes 22 of the firm’s attorneys in its Best Lawyers® list, and included another 15 Motley Rice lawyers in its 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America list. In the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, “5.3% of all practicing lawyers in the U.S. were selected by their peers for inclusion.”
Motley Rice, filed a proposed class action this week against global parts manufacturer ARC Automotive and multiple automakers. The suit seeks compensation for vehicle owners and lessees for a deadly airbag inflator defect that are believed to be in more than 30 million vehicles across the country.
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.