Concerns about Zofran for expecting moms
Kimberly Baden

It’s not as if expecting mothers don’t have enough to be worried about—from trying to purchase the safest possible car seat and products for the newest member of the family, to doing what you can to stay healthy and nurture … Continue reading

New train crash technology may be the difference in lives lost due to vehicle collisions
Mary Schiavo

Two particular technologies are often of great interest to the National Transportation Safety Board whenever they investigate the collision between a vehicle and a train: the effectiveness and application of the crash energy management technology, which can use a number … Continue reading

As GM attempts to hide behind bankruptcy shield, bellwether trials are set for January 2016
Jodi Westbrook Flowers

Despite GM’s initial claim that only 13 deaths were related to its defective ignition switch, the company’s Ignition Switch Compensation Fund has now approved settlements for 64 deaths and 108 serious injury claims. For more than a decade, the automaker … Continue reading

Seventeen years after Master Settlement Agreement, another historic tobacco settlement reached for victims
Joe Rice

Nearly two decades ago, my friend, mentor and fellow co-founder of Motley Rice, Ron Motley took on Big Tobacco, working with whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand, a former Vice President of Research and Development at the tobacco company Brown & Williamson. That … Continue reading

Don’t let BP scare you – claims filing available until June 8, 2015
Joe Rice

After most of BP’s antics related to the Deepwater Horizon Business and Economic Loss Settlement Agreement were finally brushed aside by the Supreme Court when it denied hearing BP’s appeals on December 8, 2014, the claims deadline for this settlement … Continue reading

The blind oversight of the auto industry
Kevin Dean

62 million. That’s how many vehicles were recalled by automakers in the United States in 2014. To put that in perspective, that’s about one car for every five on the road. And while GM holds a significant stake in that … Continue reading

Trouble with Tylenol®: Even common OTC medication should be taken with care
Carmen Scott

When the risk of severe, potentially deadly skin reactions is found in association with one of the most widely used over-the-counter medications, you would think that warning the public would be a priority. But a year and a half after … Continue reading

Pleading antitrust injury in the absence of FDA approval of a drug
Michael M. Buchman

Nine months of negotiations, an agreed-upon set of purchase terms and clinical trials already in progress according to FDA requirements—if a drug manufacturer has completed all of these in anticipation of purchasing the rights to a drug, is that proof … Continue reading

The long history of GM’s ignition switch cover up
Jodi Westbrook Flowers

GM’s ignition switch defect has now been linked to 38 deaths to date. The ignition switch problem was so obvious that customers, journalists and even GM employees were reporting the problem a decade before GM finally admitted the issue and … Continue reading

High Court rejects BP’s attempt to rewrite the contract
Joe Rice

I am still amazed that I am writing this post and we are here today. However, I am gratified that the Supreme Court did not fall into BP’s game and indulge it by hearing its appeal of the Business and … Continue reading