Practices


GM recalls Camaros for problems related to ignition switch defect despite safety assurances

June 13, 2014 - The auto giant says the ignition switch in the 2010-2014 year model Camaro can be moved out of the “run” position when the key fob is jostled by the drivers’ knee, causing the car to... Read More


GM attempting to move Melton case to Federal Court in stalling effort

June 12, 2014 - General Motors (GM) demonstrates it says one thing and does another in treatment of victims of its faulty ignition switch by seeking to move Melton case behind bankruptcy firewall. Read More


GM settlement should include punitive damages to insure future safety, punish wrongful conduct

June 11, 2014 - Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley says any settlement negotiations with General Motors (GM) must include punitive damages to punish the automaker for history of wrongful... Read More


GM ignition switch investigation reveals history of incompetence

June 9, 2014 - Beasley says a number of actions taken by GM involving the ignition switch indicate it knew about the problem early on, even in the car's development, but were not willing to inform the... Read More


GM report on defective ignition switch hints at future product liability

June 9, 2014 - Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley told WAKA-TV8 he doesn't believe the automaker's top executives could have been ignorant of a problem that lingered for nearly 11 years. Read More


What did GM know about ignition defect, and when?

June 9, 2014 - According to Beasley, GM's claim that the massive automaker did not know about the ignition switch defect, and its failure to report the safety problems to the National Highway Traffic... Read More


GM’s ignition switch recall controversy described by Jere Beasley

June 5, 2014 - GM's ignition switch defect allows the key to unintentionally slip from the "run" to "off" or "accessory" position while the vehicle is being operated. Read More


Beasley Allen, Cooper Firm react to GM evaluation of defective ignition switch recall investigation

June 5, 2014 - GM CEO Mary Barra blamed ignition switch failure and recall delay linked to serious injuries and deaths on “pattern of incompetence and neglect at the company Read More


Don’t overlook broker and shipper liability in 18-wheeler crash cases

June 3, 2014 - In cases where you have a commercial carrier or driver responsible for a crash that injures or kills other drivers, do not overlook the area of broker liability. Read More


GM fine of $35 million for failure to timely disclose ignition switch defect, recall vehicles only a first step on road to justice

May 16, 2014 - Today’s announcement by the government that General Motors (GM) will pay a fine of $35 million for its mishandling of a recall related to a defective ignition switch is only a tiny first... Read More


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