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Melton case settles after exposing GM defective ignition switch cover-up

March 13, 2015 - Lawyers representing Ken and Beth Melton, whose claims against General Motors for the death of their daughter exposed a 10-year cover-up of the ignition switch defect, announced that a... Read More


GM refuses to extend deadline for filing claims with victim compensation fund for injuries, deaths related to defective ignition switch

February 3, 2015 - The deadline to file a claim with the General Motors victim compensation fund for serious injuries or deaths related to the automaker’s defective ignition switch was Saturday, Jan. 31. Read More


Tire aging on school buses discussed by Beasley Allen lawyer Rick Morrison during WSFA 12 News Special Report

January 30, 2015 - More than 7,000 school buses take children to and from Alabama public schools every day; however, have you ever considered the lifespan of the tires on your child’s bus? "It's a hazard,"... Read More


NHTSA fines Honda $70 million for failing to report auto-related deaths, injuries

January 8, 2015 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says a recent audit of Honda Motor Co. revealed the company failed to report more than 1,700 deaths and injuries as required by... Read More


Beasley Allen lawyer Julia Beasley secures verdict for Plaintiffs injured in auto accident with underinsured motorist

December 10, 2014 - Beasley Allen lawyer Julia Beasley secured the verdict for her clients, Tyrone and Thomasine Boyd-Johnson after Mr. Johnson was injured in an automobile accident with an underinsured... Read More


GM ignition switch victim compensation fund notes 192 death claims in latest report

October 29, 2014 - The latest report released by General Motors (GM) victim compensation fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg lists 30 eligible death claims. There has been a total of 192 death claims... Read More


GM victim compensation fund update lists 29 eligible death claims related to defective ignition switch

October 22, 2014 - The latest report released by General Motors (GM) victim compensation fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg lists 29 eligible death claims. There has been a total of 184 death claims... Read More


Exploding Takata air bags prompt urgent warning to drivers from U.S. auto safety regulators

October 21, 2014 - UPDATED: U.S. government officials have issued an urgent warning to 7.8 million drivers about the potential dangers posed by air bags made by Takata Corp., which can explode with excessive... Read More


Jere Beasley responds to Ken Feinberg report of 19 eligible death claims in GM victim compensation fund

September 15, 2014 - The victim compensation fund established by General Motors (GM) to pay claims for injuries and deaths related to the automaker’s defective ignition switch began accepting claims August 1. Read More


The defective GM ignition switch: designed and manufactured to fail?

September 8, 2014 - On this episode of The Law & You, Mike talks about the problems in how the ignition switch was designed and manufactured that can cause it to fail, and discusses some specific vehicles that... Read More


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