Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley was the keynote speaker for the “Bridge Builders” breakfast series sponsored by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy. WVAS 90.7 FM reporter Melanie Hogan covered the event held June 20 and noted that Beasley didn’t pull any punches in his remarks, which addressed several pieces of litigation, including the BP oil spill. Beasley told the assembled crowd that the Gulf Coast is still working to recover from the April 2010 disaster. He said oil and chemical dispersants are still present in the Gulf of Mexico and the long-term effect of the spill is an ongoing concern. In addition to the BP case, Beasley talked about ongoing Medicaid Fraud litigation, the failure of the FDA in effectively evaluating the safety of drugs and medical devices before they reach the public, Alabama’s immigration law debate, Alabama’s budget, and education. He also answered questions from audience.
June 11, 2012