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Any business in Gulf Coast states may be entitled to money from BP

The new Deepwater Horizon Claims Center has opened and will be processing claims until April 2014. One thing most lawyers don't know is that ANY business in ANY part of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, or the west coast of Florida (all the way to Key West), can qualify for compensation as stated below.

Donning and Doffing, Employment Law

Scaffolding Company Pays $1.5 Million to Settle Construction Worker’s On-the-Job Injury

Beasley Allen on-the-job injury lawyers secured a $1.5 million settlement against Scaffolding Concepts LLC on behalf of Johnny Huffman, a construction worker who suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident on a multiple-story-high scaffolding. Huffman’s employer, Stone & Webster Construction Services LLC, leased scaffolding from Scaffolding Concepts so that its employees could make repairs at an […]

Belviq Lawsuit

Beasley Allen lawsuit calls blood supply safety into question

Beasley Allen has filed a lawsuit on behalf of man who received blood infected with HIV during a coronary bypass surgery. As a result of receiving the HIV-positive blood, Howard Midkiff contracted HIV. As a result, he will have to take medication and treatment for the rest of his life. The lawsuit names LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as the defendant in this case.

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Beasley Allen attorney secures $2.3 million jury verdict for plaintiffs harmed by landfill

LEE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA – (April 2, 2012) Beasley Allen attorney William E. Hopkins, Jr., along with co-counsel Gary Poliakoff, secured a $2.3 million verdict from a South Carolina jury on behalf of Bishopville area residents harmed by a huge landfill in Lee County. The jury found in favor of the plaintiffs against Lee County Landfill SC LLC, a division of waste management company Republic Services, holding the company responsible for “nuisance landfill odors that affect people’s enjoyment of their property.”

RV tire defects are more common than people think.

California jury awards Ford Econoline crash victims $73 million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A jury determined that Ford Motor Co. must pay $73 million in damages to a group of plaintiffs who sought damages from the auto giant after a 2004 crash left two people dead and two seriously injured. The verdict is one of the biggest wrongful death and personal injury verdicts in Sacramento history. The case involved the crash of a 15-passenger Econoline van that had been equipped with defective Goodyear tires, which the plaintiffs alleged should have been recalled by Ford.

Lady Justice

Decorative contact lenses may have scary side effects

For many people, Halloween costumes are serious business. Costumes go beyond clothes, with metallic face paints, colored hairsprays and twilight contacts for the eyes. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that many of those decorative, multi-colored, fashion lenses seen in stores and on websites are being sold illegally, without a prescription. Using them just might put your vision at risk.

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Beasley Allen attorneys named to 2012 edition of Best Lawyers

Seventeen Beasley Allen attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and appears as the exclusive lawyer list on U.S. News & World Report website www.USNews.com.

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Trial Court awards $38.2 million to the State of Mississippi in Beasley Allen Medicaid fraud lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, ALA. (September 2, 2011) – Today Judge Thomas L. Zebert found in favor of the State of Mississippi in its case against pharmaceutical company Sandoz, Inc. in the Chancery Court of Rankin County, Mississippi, and awarded a total verdict of $38,191, 427.00. The case, Mississippi Medicaid Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation (Master Docket No. 65586-65632, 66312, 66313, 66314) involves allegations that Sandoz caused to be published inflated “Average Wholesale Prices” (AWPs) for the drugs manufactured by Sandoz, which resulted in the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) reimbursing pharmacies at an inflated price, all allegedly in violation of the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act; the Mississippi Medicaid Fraud Control act and common law fraud. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood authorized the filing of these lawsuits against the pharmaceutical companies and Beasley Allen attorneys W. Daniel “Dee” Miles, III and Clay Barnett, along with former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove from Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush tried the three-week trial in April.

insurance fraud attorney, class action

Alleged widespread intentional fraud in mortgage lending industry

According to a recent report aired on CBS News program 60 Minutes, as foreclosed homes flood the market in the midst of the economic crisis, banks are finding that all too often the ownership documents on these properties are missing. The report says “shortcuts” taken during the heydays of issuing mortgage-backed investments meant that some legal documents behind the mortgages “simply aren’t there.” Reporter Scott Pelley said it appears some lending institutions, desperate to turn over foreclosed properties, are allegedly resorting to forging documents to replace missing paperwork.

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