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The discovery battle is on in the Melton case against GM for faulty ignition switch

September 3, 2014 - General Motors was ordered by the court overseeing the Melton lawsuit to produce documents related to ignition switch defect by end of September; automaker is dragging its feet on discovery Read More


General Motors (GM) victim compensation fund received nearly 300 claims in first few weeks after opening

August 25, 2014 - The victims compensation fund established by General Motors (GM) to pay claims for injuries and deaths related to the automaker’s defective ignition switch officially opened to accept... Read More


Lance Cooper, who uncovered GM ignition switch defect, has been selected to serve on MDL executive committee

August 25, 2014 - Georgia attorney Lance Cooper, who uncovered the General Motors (GM) ignition switch defect, has been selected to serve on the executive committee for the multidistrict litigation. Read More


Beasley Allen attorney Chris Glover discusses how fatigued driving caused a UA student’s death

August 20, 2014 - Glover hopes that accidents such as Baine’s serve as an example of why it is important to ensure the driver of a motor vehicle is well-rested and prepared to take on the roadways. Read More


Beasley Allen secures settlement for family of U of A student killed in crash after Alabama National Championship game

August 14, 2014 - Attorneys have reached a settlement agreement in the wrongful death of University of Alabama student Natalie Baine, killed in an automobile crash in January 2013 after National Championship... Read More


GM loses bid to dismiss Melton wrongful death and fraud lawsuit in Georgia state court

August 11, 2014 - On Saturday, Judge Kathryn Tanksley denied GM’s motion to dismiss the wrongful death and fraud lawsuit filed against General Motors (GM) by the Melton family in Georgia state court. The... Read More


Beasley Allen, Toyota trial team recognized as finalists for 2014 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year

August 4, 2014 - Four attorneys from Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., were selected as finalists for the 2014 Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year award for their work on litigation... Read More


Honda customers asked to sign away automaker liability for airbag injuries, deaths

July 29, 2014 - Honda is pushing its dealers to get customers to sign documents acknowledging airbags in recalled vehicles are defective and may cause death or injury if the car is in a crash, and remove... Read More


GM estimate for victim compensation fund related to defective ignition switch works out to $22 per car

July 24, 2014 - General Motors (GM) tells shareholders its estimated cost for the victims compensation plan for ignition switch defects is $400 million; with 17.5 million affected vehicles, that’s just... Read More


Critical GM ignition switch case moved back to state court

July 21, 2014 - Despite an attempt by General Motors (GM) to move the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Melton family to the federal court system, U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash, Jr., ruled that the... Read More


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