Being a teen is hard under the best of circumstances. Being a teen in an era of constant digital connectivity is harder. Unfortunately, some tech companies seem to have made things worse – a lot worse.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, flight attendant Sara Elizabeth Low went to work as usual and boarded American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to L.A. Sadly, she and thousands of others would not survive the morning, but their memories and the courage shown that day in the face of unimaginable horror stay with us even now, 21 years later. Motley Rice attorneys have worked for two decades to seek justice for the survivors and families of the victims. After sifting through thousands of documents and searching the globe for answers, I often find myself returning to the stories of the people who were harmed, those who lost their lives that day, and the loved ones left behind. Surviving family members’ deep convictions that their loved ones shouldn’t die in vain are what move and motivate me. I’d like to share a few of their stories with you now in memorial.

President Biden signed into law the Honoring our PACT Act. This impactful piece of legislation is aptly named, signifying the promise we as a nation make (but so often fail to live up to) to support the members of our armed forces who selflessly put their lives on the line to protect us and our freedoms. 

Generic opioid manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals agreed today to pay nearly $4.25 billion to aid communities nationwide that are burdened with the effects of the opioid crisis.

Today’s announcement that the biggest three opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and manufacturer Johnson & Johnson will move forward and finalize $26 billion in opioid funding comes as welcome news for the millions of families, first responders and others nationwide who know all too well that relief for the opioid crisis is desperately needed.

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a gastrointestinal disease that affects the most vulnerable among us – premature infants. It is a serious, sometimes fatal condition with potentially lifelong consequences. While NEC is a known risk for preterm infants, researchers have found that a seemingly innocent sources can significantly increase its occurrence – bovine, or cow’s milk-based, formula and fortifier. 

When we talk about the opioid epidemic, so many of our conversations are focused on the companies involved. Who made what, delivered it where and in what quantity? What weren’t we, the people, told and why? It sounds simple on its face, but the details and legal ramifications are knotty. Unraveling them is challenging work.

As we mark the 20th memorial of the September 11, 2001 attacks, we will stop and reflect on that horrific day. Current events make these memories all the more vivid and painful. So many lives forever ended and upended following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. At the behest of clients, attorneys with Motley Rice filed suit against the alleged material sponsors of al Qaeda. This is a hard-fought case that we fight to this day.

Frameworks for nationwide settlement agreements to resolve litigation regarding the nation’s opioid crisis were announced. The two proposed agreements are with the United States’ largest pharmaceutical distributors, or the “Big Three,” McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., and AmerisourceBergen, and with opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in 2001 that found 8 out of 10 drugs withdrawn from the market between 1997 and 2000 posed a greater risk to women than men. While that report was released two decades ago, it exposed a troubling trend in the United States.