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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


Judge rules discovery will proceed in GM ignition switch litigation

September 23, 2014 - U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman ruled on General Motors’ (GM) attempt to halt discovery efforts, which would have included the Melton v. General Motors case 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 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


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


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