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Corporate Takeover Litigation

When directors and officers of a public company decide to undertake a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition or leveraged buyout, we work with company shareholders to help maximize share value and to avoid conflicts of interest and corporate waste, providing them with the information needed to cast an informed vote.

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MARDOC

MDL 875, In re Asbestos Liability Litigation, involves issues relating to personal injury damages caused by asbestos products and has included more than 100,000 cases and up to 10 million claims, including land-based and maritime docket (MARDOC) claims.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Lawsuit

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of medication used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), frequent heartburn, ulcers, esophagitis and other stomach acid. However, PPIs have been linked to serious injuries including acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure and other serious, debilitating effects which may result in hospitalization or, tragically, even death.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Johns-Manville

Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice and many other Motley Rice attorneys fought against Johns-Manville and other companies that used asbestos and subsequently caused mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases in workers and also their families as a result of secondhand exposure.

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Mercedes-Benz Emissions Fraud Lawsuits

Motley Rice attorneys are reviewing potential economic loss cases involving Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC “Clean Diesel” vehicles with emissions systems allegedly designed to defraud regulators, similar to the issues in the Volkswagen Emissions Fraud litigation.

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Off-Label Marketing: Medtronic Inc.

By allegedly engaging in a pervasive campaign of off-label marketing, advising doctors to use its Infuse® Bone Graft in ways not approved by the FDA, this securities fraud case addressed Medtronic’s sudden stock price drop after investors learned of the FDA and DOJ investigation into this practice.

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Pradaxa

The use of anticoagulant Pradaxa by those suffering from afib has been linked to serious side effects and even fatal bleeding.

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The Four Planes of 9/11

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Motley Rice launched a worldwide discovery effort revealing numerous security shortcomings and related to our efforts in In re September 11 Litigation, including Bavis v. United Airlines.

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Xarelto

Afib blood thinner medication Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) has been associated with a number of health concerns, including uncontrollable bleeding, stroke and death.

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Zoloft

The use of antidepressant medication Zoloft® may be linked to serious and potentially fatal birth defects when taken during pregnancy.

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