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

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.
After a month-long review of nationwide participation, opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and the U.S.’s three largest opioid distributors- AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson- agreed today to move forward with combined $26 billion settlements.
Legal publication Law360 recognized Motley Rice as a 2021 Practice Group of the Year in the Product Liability. Only five firms nationwide received the award.
Law360 recognized Motley Rice’s Securities and Consumer Fraud team as a 2021 Practice Group of the Year today, citing the firm’s role in negotiating an $809.5 million settlement for Twitter, Inc. shareholders. Other case involvement, such as leadership in the multidistrict litigation over the Blackbaud data breach and the resolution of litigation filed for SCANA Corp. shareholders.
Former Boy Scouts who timely filed Proofs of Claim have until 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 28, 2021 to vote on a proposed $1.6 billion settlement in the pending Boy Scouts of America Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. If approved, the settlement will be one of the largest in U.S. history for sexual abuse survivors, resolving legal claims alleging the organization neglected to protect children from known abusers and partook in a nationwide cover up to hide widespread abuse.