BP Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, BP’s oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and spilling close to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill caused untold and ongoing damage to the Gulf Coast residents and environment.

Toxic Exposure
Inactive Case
Burn Pit Exposure

Prolonged exposure to fumes emitted by burn pits used by KBR at military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, at which hazardous and other items were disposed of, allegedly caused American servicemembers and civilian contract workers to contract illnesses.

Toxic Exposure
Inactive Case
Clinical Trial Complications: Pharmacia Corp

A $164 million settlement was reached with Pharmacia Corp. et al in this securities fraud case regarding alleged misleading statements concerning the safety profile of anti-inflammatory drug, Celebrex.

Securities Class Actions
Inactive Case
Continental Connection, Colgan Air Flight 3407

Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashed into a home in Buffalo, NY, on Feb. 9, 2009. Motley Rice attorneys represent families of the victims

Aviation
Inactive Case
Controlled Substances Violations: Walgreen Co.

A corporate governance reform settlement was reached between Walgreen Co. (“Walgreens”), members of the company’s board of directors, and several institutional investors following federal fines against the company for allegedly encouraging pharmacists to fill suspicious prescriptions for Schedule-II substances.

Securities Class Actions
Inactive Case
Enhancing Merger Process: Coventry Health Care

This corporate takeover case addressed the merger of Aetna, Inc. and Coventry Health Care, Inc, and provided for several investor-friendly improvements to the deal’s terms.

Securities Class Actions
Inactive Case
Essure Lawsuit

When you chose to undergo a permanent birth control procedure, you likely do so in full faith that it will result in a safe and effective means of preventing pregnancy. The Essure permanent birth control procedure has been linked to severe complications such as chronic pelvic pain, device migration and death.

Medical Devices
Inactive Case
Fiat Chrysler Emissions Fraud Litigation

Allegations have been made that auto manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles installed emissions cheating software in certain diesel vehicles for model years 2014 to 2016.

Consumer Fraud Protection
Inactive Case
Financial Markets Losses: State Street

State Street Corp. settled for $60 million in this securities fraud case alleging that it defrauded institutional investors by overcharging for foreign exchange trades and providing misleading information regarding its mortgage-backed securities portfolio.

Securities Class Actions
Inactive Case
Foreign Corrupt Practices Violations: Avon Products, Inc.

Motley Rice represented the lead plaintiffs and was appointed sole lead counsel in the class action suit City of Brockton Retirement Systems v. Avon Products, Inc., filed for investors who acquired Avon common stock during the class period.

Securities Class Actions
Inactive Case
GM Ignition Defects Recalls

General Motors vehicles with defective ignition parts have caused serious injuries and even deaths. GM knowingly put drivers in harm’s way for more than 10 years by not recalling millions of vehicles for defective ignition switches.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Inactive Case
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

The use of GranuFlo powder and NaturaLyte liquid acid concentrates have been linked to complications including heart attack, irregular heartbeat and sudden cardiac death.

Medical Devices
Inactive Case