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At about 1 a.m. on June 24, a wing of the Champlain Tower South Condo Complex in Surfside, Fla., collapsed. As of June 25, four people died in the collapse and more than 159 people who were in the building at the time of collapse remain missing as rescue crews continue to work the scene. Fifty-five units were affected by the collapse.
ALM and The National Trial Lawyers selected Motley Rice as a finalist in seven categories for their 2021 Elite Trial Lawyers award. Environmental attorney Esther Berezofsky is one of 11 winners of the Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar award, and Sarah Hansel is one of 40 winners of the inaugural Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs Bar award.
Motley Rice attorneys Lance Oliver, Serena Hallowell and Erin Williams explore the potential impact a SCOTUS ruling in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. v. Arkansas Teachers Retirement System may have on investors in environmental, social and governance (ESG) litigation in a new article published by Law360.
Medical manufacturer Royal Philips voluntarily recalled multiple sleep apnea machines this week amid reports that degradation may cause the devices to release dangerous gasses and other toxins that may cause cancer.
Four infant deaths prompted Fisher-Price to recall its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother, the popular toy company announced June 3. The company also recalled its 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Glider, though no deaths are currently linked to that product Fisher-Price says.
Law360 named Motley Rice attorney Fidelma Fitzpatrick as a 2021 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar, calling her “a sought-after trial attorney who has gone toe-to-toe with major corporations time after time and won.”
For the first time in Motley Rice’s history, Chambers USA recognized Motley Rice as a nationally ranked plaintiffs’ law firm today in the launch of its 2021 guide in the category of USA – Nationwide: Product Liability: Plaintiffs, Band 1. Motley Rice is one of only three firms nationally ranked as Band 1 in the Product Liability category.
Motley Rice filed the nation’s first proposed class action against Sony today for gamers who allege the company is unlawfully monopolizing the sale of PlayStation digital download codes through its exclusive sales at the Sony PlayStation Store.
Motley Rice reached a settlement mid-trial on May 3, 2021 to resolve a claim filed against Hyundai by a Myrtle Beach woman alleging she suffered major injuries because the seatback in her 2009 Elantra collapsed in a routine rear-end collision in 2016.
Hallowell will oversee Motley Rice’s direct action litigation and will litigate securities fraud class actions on behalf of institutional investors that seek to recover investment related losses and to hold corporations accountable for financial malfeasance and misconduct.