by: Laura K. Stemkowski
For the first time in over 80 years, the FDA’s authority and ability to regulate cosmetics has expanded due to the passing of a new federal law, the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA). MOCRA marks the beginning of a shift in how cosmetics are regulated in the United States and is a victory for consumer safety advocates. 
by: Louis M. Bograd
At the end of January, the Third Circuit handed down an important bankruptcy ruling that may both protect injured mass tort plaintiffs and preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury. In In re: LTL Management, LLC (the Johnson & Johnson talc bankruptcy case) the court of appeals ordered the dismissal of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition filed by LTL, a J&J subsidiary created for the sole purpose of resolving its talc liabilities through bankruptcy. The decision is a significant setback—though not necessarily a death blow—for the infamous “Texas two-step” bankruptcy maneuver invented by a defense law firm.
by: Motley Rice
Three nationally recognized law firms are leading legal efforts for the largest fire-fighter union amid mounting concerns that the gear fire fighters trust with their lives may actually be making them sick with cancers and other devastating illnesses.
by: James W. Ledlie
I recently read a great article on the VA’s roll out of processing PACT Act disability compensation claims and the need to alert veterans of scammers who may be trying to profit off veteran’s injuries. The article explains that veterans can often file by themselves or with help offered for free by accredited veteran service organizations.
by: Motley Rice
Motley Rice LLC, one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' firms, is proud to announce the promotion of six attorneys to the firm’s membership. This class of new members possesses experience throughout a variety of the firm's numerous practice areas.
by: Motley Rice
Motley Rice LLC is pleased to announce the addition of three associate attorneys to its headquarter office in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., bringing talent to the firm’s securities, product liability, and medical litigation practice areas. New associates Jessica Carroll, Ridge Mazingo and Nicholas Williams were admitted to the South Carolina Bar on November 14, 2022.
by: Motley Rice
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appointed Motley Rice member attorney Previn Warren as co-lead counsel for national litigation concerning claims that defective social media products have caused children to become addicted, leading to severe mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
by: Motley Rice
Member Attorney Kevin R. Dean was nominated to the Board of Governors Executive Committee for the South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ) at the 2022 annual meeting of members. He will serve as one of four non-officer members for the 2022-2023 term.
by: Motley Rice
Motley Rice, with co-counsel Gupta Wessler, reached a $125 million preliminary settlement with the U.S. Government to resolve claims filed by PACER users who alleged fees for the service were improperly used in violation of federal law.
by: Previn Warren
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.