$581 Million Verdict Puts Rural Family in Spotlight

May 15, 1999 - GREENSBORO - Standing under a shade tree in front of his small hime in rural Hale County on Tuesday, George Merriweather, 80, was unimpressed by all the attention. Read More

Whirlpool Ordered to Pay $581 million

May 11, 1999 - Benton Harbor, Mich., May 10 (Bloomberg News)- The Whirlpool Corporation, the largest United States appliance maker, was ordered to pay $581 million by an Alabama jury that said three... Read More

Whirlpool ordered to pay $581 million in Alabama satellite-dish finance case

May 11, 1999 - This Wall Street Journal story features a landmark verdict secured by Beasley Allen Managing Shareholder Tom Methvin against Whirlpool in 1999. The $581 million verdict was meant to send... Read More

Attorneys Help Consumers Defrauded in Satellite Dish Financing Scheme

May 7, 1999 - In February 1995, a telemarketer from Gulf Coast Electronics contacted Barbara Carlisle and offered here an 18 inch RCA satellite dish with no down payment and installation costs built into... Read More

Whirlpool Preying on the Poor

April 7, 1999 - Whirlpool paid $580 million in punitive damages making it if not the biggest settlement in US history, one of the biggest. The story is indicative of Whirlpool's corrupt culture and why a... Read More

Insurance case is settled

November 21, 1996 - Residents of seven Alabama counties will receive money from a $12.5 million settlement with Mutual of New York over so-called vanishing premium prices. Read More

MONY customers get final suit payments, lawyer said

November 21, 1996 - The final payments of a $12.5 million settlement of a lawsuit against Mutual of New York (MONY) were delivered to a number of policyholders this week, the plaintiffs' attorney said Monday. Read More

Fraud growing in lending push on home equity

October 13, 1991 - This story published by The New York Times in 1991 explores the growth of "home equity theft," in which homeowners are duped into signing loans that are tied to their mortgage, using the... Read More

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