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Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' firms, is proud to announce the promotion of six attorneys to the firm’s membership. This class of new members possesses experience throughout a variety of the firm's numerous practice areas.
Motley Rice LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three associate attorneys to its headquarter office in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., bringing talent to the firm’s securities, product liability, and medical litigation practice areas. New associates Jessica Carroll, Ridge Mazingo and Nicholas Williams were admitted to the South Carolina Bar on November 14, 2022.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appointed Motley Rice member attorney Previn Warren as co-lead counsel for national litigation concerning claims that defective social media products have caused children to become addicted, leading to severe mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Member Attorney Kevin R. Dean was nominated to the Board of Governors Executive Committee for the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) at the 2022 annual meeting of members. He will serve as one of four non-officer members for the 2022-2023 term.
Motley Rice, with co-counsel Gupta Wessler, reached a $125 million preliminary settlement with the U.S. Government to resolve claims filed by PACER users who alleged fees for the service were improperly used in violation of federal law.
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.