By Emily Field (December 16, 2020, 4:55 PM EST) -- Motley Rice LLC's work on securing a $1.6 billion deal to end the vast majority of litigation over Bayer AG's Essure birth control device landed it a spot on Law360's 2020 Product Liability Practice Groups of the Year.
Motley Rice partner Fidelma Fitzpatrick, who served as lead counsel in the litigation consolidated in California state court, said that the firm was one of the first to begin handling cases over Essure in 2015, before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that Bayer should label the devices with "black box" warnings — the agency's strongest safety warnings.
Several years before Motley...
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