Beasley Allen represents the plaintiff in the first bellwether trial in the JUUL multidistrict litigation, set to begin in June. The JUUL lawsuit involves the case of a 16-year-old girl identified as B.B., who started vaping as a 12-year-old seventh grader. Her first puff on a JUUL e-cigarette was her first experience with nicotine. She […]
The Paraquat Products Liability Litigation MDL (Case No. 3:21-MD-3004) was formed on June 8, 2021, with Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel of the Southern District of Illinois presiding. Paraquat, known by the brand name Gramoxone, is one of the most widely used herbicides on the market and one of the most dangerous. Numerous studies have […]
One specific area of premises liability litigation involves negligent security at large venues where crowds gather for events. Concerts, movies, theatrical performances, athletic events, conventions, food festivals: All of these events and more are a part of life in the U.S. Without them, our quality of life might seem a little dull, as the COVID […]
A group of personal injury lawyers in Beasley Allen’s Atlanta office recently settled an auto product liability case with an auto manufacturer, securing $19.5 million in compensation for a wrongful death resulting from an auto defect. The victim in this case should have survived the collision. Instead, the vehicle’s defect turned what should have been a […]
A Georgia state jury awarded $4.25 million, subject to 49% apportionment, to the daughter of a man crushed to death by an M6 Avalanche street sweeper after finding the defendants failed to ensure that the heavy-duty mechanical broom sweeper was in safe operating condition and free of defects. Lance Cooper, Pat Dawson and Rebekah Cooper […]
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected one policyholder’s efforts to overturn a $40 million class action settlement, finding that the lower court in Maryland did not abuse its discretion in approving the agreement reached between the policyholders and Banner Life Insurance and William Penn Insurance Companies. The firm’s lawyers Dee Miles, Rachel Minder, and […]
The lawsuit involved alleged violations of the False Claims Act, which allows private individuals to bring lawsuits on behalf of the government against companies and individuals who have allegedly defrauded the government. Individuals who do so are referred to as “Relators.” Here, the Relators are Ms. O. Tameka Wren and Ms. Star Culpepper. The Relators […]
The month of March has been designated Women’s History Month to recognize the contributions of women to the legal profession. While it is important to look back and remember those who paved the way for gender equality in the legal profession, it is equally important to recognize those female lawyers who continue those efforts today, […]
Beasley Allen principals LaBarron Boone and Kendall Dunson were named among the 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The annual Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers listing is among the most elite distinctions in the profession, covering the “best of the best” in all practice areas. Both LaBarron and Kendall were recognized for their work in […]
Most major U.S. cities have experienced an alarming increase in homicides and other violent crime over the past two years. Combatting soaring crime rates is always challenging for communities racked by violence. It requires everyone to remain extra vigilant and cautious. Commercial property owners and managers are no exception. In fact, they are a key […]
The Eleventh Circuit reviewed and overturned the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia’s decision in U.S. ex rel. Bibby v. Mortgage Investors Corporation. The decision clarified applying the materiality standard detailed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Universal Health Care Services, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar as it applies to cases […]
Beasley Allen is proud to announce that five lawyers at its Georgia location received special recognition by Super Lawyers rating service. Four of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2022 Super Lawyers, including Beasley Allen principals Christopher (Chris) D. Glover, Robert (Rob) Register, Parker J. Miller, and Thomas Willingham. In addition, Beasley Allen principal […]
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