Consumer Products Safety Commission initiative to review battery industry, lithium-ion battery problems

December 8, 2016 - A growing number of exploding electronic devices powered by lithium-ion batteries have prompted calls for more government oversight, or at least a better system for more closely monitoring... Read More

Safety tips to prevent battery explosions and fires this holiday season

December 1, 2016 - The recent news stories about exploding lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, electronic cigarettes and hoverboards should spark caution throughout this season. Read More

More smartphone fires, injuries reported after lithium-ion batteries overheat, explode

November 24, 2016 - Last Tuesday, freshmen at Staley High School in Kansas City, Mo., were forced from their classroom and into the library after the lithium-ion battery in one student’s Samsung Galaxy S7... Read More

One dead, four injured after truck hauling Takata airbag inflators explodes in Texas

August 29, 2016 - A truck hauling Takata airbag inflators filled with a volatile chemical compound exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing one woman and injuring four others. Takata confirmed that... Read More

Georgia Supreme Court upholds verdict in defective seatbelt case against Key Safety Systems

April 4, 2016 - Georgia Supreme Court upholds jury verdict that found Key Safety Systems liable for seatbelt failure that led to the death of Penney Bruner. Read More

Beasley Allen files lawsuit for family of Marine killed in Osprey helicopter crash

March 29, 2016 - Matthew J. Determan was killed during a training mission in Hawaii when the V22 Osprey helicopter he was riding in crashed and burned during a landing attempt. Read More

Beasley Allen files lawsuit on behalf of pilot killed during flight training

March 28, 2016 - The wrongful death lawsuit alleges flight school Airline Transport Professionals allowed student pilot Adam Christopher Griffis to fly an aircraft that was not airworthy, resulting in a... Read More

Federal Judge denies Volkswagen, Honeywell request for new trial in sudden unintended acceleration case

February 3, 2016 - U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land on Tuesday denied a request from Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. for a new trial in a case of sudden unintended... Read More

Takata Airbags Blamed For 10th Death, Triggering Recall Expansion

January 27, 2016 - Japanese auto supplier Takata has added 5.1 million vehicles to its U.S. airbag-inflator recall, federal regulators said Tuesday. The manufacturer also disclosed the 10th death worldwide... Read More

Beasley Allen secures $8 million verdict for victim injured in Volkswagen crash

September 3, 2015 - A federal court jury awarded a Carroll County, Ga., woman and her husband $8 million in a case of sudden unintended acceleration that left Plaintiff Cheryl Bullock severely and permanently... Read More

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