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How to stop your vehicle if accelerator sticks
 
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Last month, Toyota issued a massive recall of nearly 4 million Toyota and Lexis vehicles. The recall is intended to fix a very dangerous defect which can lead to Unintended Acceleration of the vehicle. Initially thought to be an issue with floor mats, the real problem involves the cars electronic throttle system. The recall was prompted by a high speed crash in August in California of a Lexus barreling out of control. As the vehicle hit speeds exceeding 120 mph, family members made a frantic 911 call and said the accelerator was stuck and they couldn't stop the vehicle. For more information regarding Toyota and Sudden Unintended Acceleration visit: - http://www.beasleyallen.com - http://www.rightinginjustice.com - http://www.toyota-lawsuit.com - http://www.grahamesdale-law.com Also you can follow us at: - http://www.facebook.com/beasleyallen - http://www.twitter.com/beasleyallen
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Clarke & Dawe - The Front Fell Off
 
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Came across this classic today and reminded me of how corporations like Toyota try and spin their way out of obvious shortcomings. Not exactly informative about Toyota, but hopefully you will find entertaining and it does parallel Toyotas responses to the Sudden Unintended Acceleration Issue. 1991 skit by comedians John Clarke and Bryan Dawe.
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Hot Coffee documentary explores issues of tort reform
 
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An original documentary film, Hot Coffee, recently premiered on HBO. The film takes its name from the now-infamous case in which an elderly woman sued McDonald's after she was severely burned by hot coffee. The case was pounced upon by big business interests, who distorted the facts and promoted it as an example of frivolous lawsuits. In this Legal Briefs video, Beasley Allen Shareholder Gibson Vance, who is current president of the American Association for Justice, talks about how the tort reform movement was born, and Americans are persuaded little by little to sign away their rights to access justice in the court system. This material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
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Should you file for Bankruptcy?
 
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This week's episode of The Beasley Allen Report examines the issue of Bankruptcy. Lawyer Gail Donaldson talks to host Gibson Vance about Bankruptcy laws, and how they apply to various debts. When can a person file for bankruptcy, and when is it the best option? Gail talks about different types of bankruptcy filings, the types of debt that may or may not be dischargeable through a bankruptcy filing, and how filing for bankruptcy may affect a person's financial standing in the future. In a typical bankruptcy case, Gail says a lawyer will take a look at the individual debts and circumstances surrounding issues such as mortgage foreclosure or repossession on property. Usually, a person can work out arrangements in the court to repay the debt on a manageable schedule, without losing their home or property. Other types of bankruptcy filings may wipe out debt, but may require debtors to give up property. Gail says people considering bankruptcy should worry less about damaging their credit, as they will improve their ability to pay bills and improve their situation in the long run.
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Talcum powder link to ovarian cancer explained
 
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Talcum powder manufacturers know about an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use talc-containing products in the genital area, said Beasley Allen attorney Ted Meadows during his presentation at the 2014 Beasley Allen Legal Conference, held in November 2014. In fact, he told the audience of lawyers, manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson have known about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for years, but have refused to add warnings to their products. Ted is leading the charge in litigation related to women who have developed ovarian cancer after using talc-containing products like Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder. In his presentation, Ted shares documents from physicians that provide evidence that tiny particles such as those in talcum powder can travel through the vagina, up the fallopian tubes, and become embedded in the tissue of the ovaries, where it can trigger abnormal cell growth resulting in ovarian cancer. Attorneys at Beasley Allen have filed about 300 ovarian cancer lawsuits. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder or baby powder you may have a claim. Please contact us today at 800-834-2067 or online at: http://www.beasleyallen.com http://www,tedmeadows-law.com http://www.talcumpowder-cancer.com Join The Fight! Let your voice be heard and sign the petition to ask Johnson & Johnson to release the internal documents revealing the link between talcum powder and cancer. A St. Louis jury has seen the evidence, which ultimately led them to award a $72 million verdict. Hundreds have signed, but we need thousands – tens of thousands – of signatures to get the industry’s attention. So, please take a brief moment and do something that can change lives forever. Please sign and share the petition with your friends and colleagues, and say to J&J, #TellTheTalcTruth! https://www.change.org/p/alex-gorsky-johnson-johnson-tell-the-talc-truth -
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The GM Ignition Switch: What went wrong
 
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Beasley Allen lawyer Mike Andrews demonstrates what went wrong. The GM recall now encompasses more than 29 million cars. While these recalls encompass many makes and year models, and address a variety of problems, the largest and most serious group involve a defective GM ignition switch. The ignition can slip from the "run" to the "accessory" or "off" position, cutting power and causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle. How does this happen? In this video, Beasley Allen lawyer Mike Andrews demonstrates how the ignition switch functions, and what went wrong with the GM ignition switch. General Motors (GM) began recalling small cars including the Chevy Cobalt in February 2014 for a defective ignition switch, but evidence shows the automaker knew about the problem for more than a decade. The first GM switch recall eventually included 2.6 million cars. In June, GM announced another recall for 3.4 million midsize and large cars for the GM ignition switch defect. June 30, GM recalled an additional 8.2 million cars worldwide, with the majority affected by an ignition switch defect. If you or a loved one suffered a loss due to a possible GM ignition failure, we want to speak with you. Contact us at 800-898-2034 or online at: - http://www.beasleyallen.com - http://www.gm-recall.com - http://www.mikeandrews-law.com gm-recall
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Doctor Daniel Cramer discusses talcum cancer risk
 
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Dr. Daniel W. Cramer, head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, has been warning of the link between talc and ovarian cancer for decades. His most recent study was published in the medical journal Epidemiology in December 2015. Dr. Cramer first reported the link between talc and ovarian cancer in 1982. Dr. Cramer has been asking Johnson & Johnson to at least add a warning label to the products for years, with no success. The Cancer Prevention Coalition has asked the CEO of Johnson & Johnson to pull talc products from the market or at the very least warn the women who use the products. View the video at: http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/watch... Join The Fight! Let your voice be heard and sign the petition to ask Johnson & Johnson to release the internal documents revealing the link between talcum powder and cancer. A St. Louis jury has seen the evidence, which ultimately led them to award a $72 million verdict. Hundreds have signed, but we need thousands – tens of thousands – of signatures to get the industry’s attention. So, please take a brief moment and do something that can change lives forever. Please sign and share the petition with your friends and colleagues, and say to J&J, #TellTheTalcTruth! https://www.change.org/p/alex-gorsky-johnson-johnson-tell-the-talc-truth -
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Hidden Dangers of Expired Tires
 
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ABC News explores the dangers of driving on aged tires and found that many retailers are selling dangerous tires as new.
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Toyota recalls 4 million vehicles amid unintended acceleration problems
 
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Last month, Toyota issued a massive recall of nearly 4 million Toyota and Lexis vehicles. The recall is intended to fix a very dangerous defect which can lead to Unintended Acceleration of the vehicle. Initially thought to be an issue with floor mats, the real problem involves the cars electronic throttle system. The recall was prompted by a high speed crash in August in California of a Lexus barreling out of control. As the vehicle hit speeds exceeding 120 mph, family members made a frantic 911 call and said the accelerator was stuck and they couldnt stop the vehicle. For more information regarding Toyota and Sudden Unintended Acceleration visit: - http://www.beasleyallen.com - http://www.rightinginjustice.com - http://www.toyota-lawsuit.com - http://www.grahamesdale-law.com Also you can follow us at: - http://www.facebook.com/beasleyallen - http://www.twitter.com/beasleyallen
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Transvaginal mesh implants may lead to serious, life-threatening injuries
 
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Beasley Allen attorney Leigh O'Dell visits the Beasley Allen Report this week to talk about a serious situation facing women who have received a transvaginal mesh implant. Also known as a bladder sling, this surgical mesh is used to treat problems such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The device is inserted through the vagina and is designed to hold up organs that have "dropped" due to age, obesity, childbirth or other problems. Unfortunately, there are a number of transvaginal mesh complications that may be very serious or even life threatening. In fact, in 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that transvaginal mesh complications are not uncommon, with reports of the mesh eroding inside the body, imbedding in other organs, and resulting in pain, infection, incontinence and hemorrhaging. Many women have had to undergo repeated surgeries to try to remove the mesh, and many say they have been left with lifelong consequences. Leigh tells Beasley Allen Report guest host Kendall Dunson that several manufacturers are now facing transvaginal mesh lawsuits related to these reported injuries. Leigh is a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation, which consolidates cases so that lawyers can work together for faster client resolution. Leigh notes that women who feel they may have a claim against a transvaginal mesh implant manufacturer must act soon to file a complaint, as time is running out to join the litigation. Leigh works in Beasley Allen's Mass Torts section, which handles cases involving defective medical devices and dangerous drugs. For more information about Transvaginal Mesh visit one of our many resources: - http://www.beasleyallen.com/matters/transvaginal-mesh/ - http://www.rightinginjustice.com/tag/transvaginal-mesh/ - http://www.bladder-sling-claims.com/ For more information about Leigh O'Dell and her Transvaginal Mesh litigation experience, visit: - http://www.leighodell.com - http://www.beasleyallen.com/attorney/leigh-odell/
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Talcum Powder Verdict discussed on GMA
 
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Beasley Allen attorney Danielle Mason speaks with Good Morning America about the recent verdict finding Johnson & Johnson liable for injuries related to talcum powder. The jury heard evidence that decades-old research provided information that genital use of talcum powder increases a woman's risk for developing ovarian cancer, but that J&J failed to warn consumers of this risk. The jury awarded the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using the talc-containing products for 35 years $72 million in damages. The verdict included $10 million for actual damages, and $62 million in punitive damages. Read more about this case at: beasleyallen.com - http://www.beasleyallen.com/news/john... rightinginjustice.com - http://www.rightinginjustice.com/news... For more information on the link between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer visit: - http://www.beasleyallen.com/talcum-po... - http://www.talcumpowder-cancer.com - http://www.tedmeadows-law.com Or call us for a free, no risk consultation at 800-898-2034 Join The Fight! Let your voice be heard and sign the petition to ask Johnson & Johnson to release the internal documents revealing the link between talcum powder and cancer. A St. Louis jury has seen the evidence, which ultimately led them to award a $72 million verdict. Hundreds have signed, but we need thousands – tens of thousands – of signatures to get the industry’s attention. So, please take a brief moment and do something that can change lives forever. Please sign and share the petition with your friends and colleagues, and say to J&J, #TellTheTalcTruth! https://www.change.org/p/alex-gorsky-johnson-johnson-tell-the-talc-truth -
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Tire age and safety featured on '12 News Defenders'
 
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Beasley Allen attorney Rick Morrison sat down with WSFA-TV12 News reporter Mark Bullock to discuss the important topic of tire safety on a recent episode of the station's "12 News Defenders" program. Morrison shared safety information that will help consumers determine the age of their tires. The tire industry now recommends that consumers keep tires no longer than six years, due to concerns about wear and breakdown from environmental factors. Air, heat and sunlight can cause the rubber in tires to break down. Morrison explained where to find the tire manufacturers' code and how to read it to determine a tire's age. Bullock and the WSFA news team also conducted an undercover camera investigation to see how old some tires actually are that are on retailer's shelves to be sold. Morrison noted that sometimes tires can be held in a warehouse for months or even years before being sold, reducing the lifespan of the tire once it reaches the consumer. Tire failure can result in a serious car crash and even a vehicle rollover accident, causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.
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Whistleblower uncovers national security threat
 
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A whistleblower who uncovered fraud at a government contractor tasked with investigating matters of national security was rewarded for his honesty this week when the U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with his former employer. Blake Percival was a manager at U.S. Investigation Services (USIS) when he discovered the former contractor was mishandling background checks for federal job applicants, including background probes on Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter. Mr. Percival filed a whistleblower complaint in 2011 alleging USIS violated the False Claims Act by billing the government for work it never actually performed. It is estimated that the fraud affected more than 650,000 background checks, resulting in individuals receiving security clearances when they were not properly vetted. Beasley Allen attorney Larry Golston represented Mr. Percival in a four-year battle for justice. “Blake Percival is one of the most important whistleblowers in recent history,” Golston says. “We as a country are safer because of what he did.” Under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act, individuals may file lawsuits on behalf of the government when they witness fraud or wrongdoing. Whistleblowers may be rewarded with a percentage of any monies the government recovers as a result of their report. USIS settled with the Justice Department for $30 million.
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Woman Suffers From Mesothelioma
 
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Watch this 2 minute Fox News Interview with Julie Gundlach who was recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
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Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham explains Alabama's new gun law and how it affects your community
 
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Host Gibson Vance of the Beasley Allen Report welcomes a special guest from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham. Chief Cunningham, a graduate of Troy University, moved from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery when he started becoming interested in joining the police department. After graduating from the police academy and working with the police department for about 10 years, he was appointed to his current position at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. In conjunction with graduating from the FBI National Academy, he received his undergraduate degree from Troy University and his master's degree from the University of Phoenix. He explains that he feels privileged to have been able to appear on multiple news programs through the years to speak on various crimes so that he could help encourage better communication between communities in Montgomery and law enforcement. In May, the state enacted a new gun law for the state of Alabama that further protects the rights of responsible gun owners. Chief Cunningham reminds viewers that under the new law, providing falsified information on a gun application can now lead to an arrest. Also under the new law, if you own a business and do not wish for customers to carry their firearm openly, you may obtain a sticker from nearly any sheriff's office in the state to post on the business' entrance.
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Recognizing discrimination in the workplace
 
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This week's episode examines the issue of discrimination in the workplace. The two most common forms of workplace discrimination involve race and gender issues. Beasley Allen Shareholder Larry Golston is a guest on the show this week. He has been with Beasley Allen for nearly 13 years, practicing in the areas of employment law, class action cases and insurance fraud and bad faith cases. Golston talks with show host Gibson Vance about how to recognize discrimination in the workplace. He says a person's instincts are usually good, but there are ways to evaluate your situation to figure out if you may have a legal claim. First, he says, determine if you are part of a "protected class." This is a legal term that specifically defines certain groups or types of people that cannot be discriminated against, whose rights are protected. These may include race, gender, age, national origin, religion and disability. Secondly, he says to look for either direct evidence or circumstantial evidence to support your claim of discrimination. Discrimination issues may involve someone being paid more than another for the same work, someone being passed over for promotions, or being subjected to a hostile work environment or even verbal or physical assault. Golston said it is very important to document your situation if you feel you are being discriminated against or harassed. He says laws are in place to protect workers from retaliation by their employer for bringing a complaint. For more information about Workplace Discrimination, visit: - http://www.larrygolston-law.com
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Lawsuit filed in Toyota unintended acceleration case
 
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Beasley Allen attorney, Graham Esdale discusses a lawsuit filed by the families of Jean Bookout and Barbara Schwarz of Yukon, Oklahoma. Toyota is accused of 'negligence, failure to warn, breech of warranty and deceit.' For more information regarding Toyota and Sudden Unintended Acceleration visit: - http://www.beasleyallen.com - http://www.rightinginjustice.com - http://www.toyota-lawsuit.com - http://www.grahamesdale-law.com Also you can follow us at: - http://www.facebook.com/beasleyallen - http://www.twitter.com/beasleyallen
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Family Law -- Divorce, child custody, child support
 
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Beasley Allen lawyer Parker Miller fills in as guest host for this week's episode of The Beasley Allen Report. He welcomes special guest attorney Judy Barganier. She is a former prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, where she prosecuted domestic violence and sexual assault cases. When she left the DA's office, she went into practice focusing on Family Law. The practice of Family Law encompasses a variety of issues including divorce, child custody, alimony and property division, child support, and adoption. Barganier says Family Law cases may be ongoing for years, depending on changing issues with child custody as children grow older, and issues that may arise when one parent relocates to a different residence, or moves to a different geographic area.
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Family says GM lied about knowledge of defective ignition switch
 
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For more information on the GM Ignition Switch Recall visit http://www.beasleyallen.com Ken and Beth Melton, whose daughter Brooke was killed when her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt crashed because of a defective General Motors (GM) ignition switch, say they want to uncover the truth behind what the auto giant knew about the defect, and when they knew it. The Meltons settled with GM in September. However, after hearing GM CEO Mary Barra tell a congressional committee that GM employees may have concealed critical evidence and lied about it, they asked the company to rescind the settlement agreement. GM refused, and in fact denied any improper behavior. Now the Meltons are asking a judge to rescind the settlement, and have filed a new wrongful death complaint. The new lawsuit was filed by Lance Cooper of The Cooper Firm in Marietta, Ga., who represented the Meltons in the original settlement, and Jere Beasley, Founding Shareholder of Beasley Allen Law firm. Cooper and Beasley announced earlier this month they would partner to handle product liability claims against GM related to the faulty ignition switch. Beasley says he believes the Meltons' decision is courageous, and will bring out the truth in their case and reveal a massive GM cover-up to the public. "This will be a game-changer in products liability litigation against the auto industry," Mr. Beasley said. For more information on the GM Ignition Switch Recall visit http://www.beasleyallen.com
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Uncovering product liability
 
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Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes his law partner at Beasley Allen, Graham Esdale, to discuss product liability law. Graham began his law practice with the Jefferson County District Attorney's office, working cases involving child and sexual abuse and homicide cases. He says whether working with the victims of violent crime, or practicing product liability law, you are working with people in crisis. In many product liability cases, people are seriously injured or killed, and Graham says it means a lot to him to be able to help people in these difficult circumstances. Product liability cases most often deal with manufacturers who create a defective or dangerous product, and sometimes with dealers and retailers who sell the defective product. Attorneys investigate the circumstances surrounding how a person is injured by a defective product to determine who is at fault for the condition of the product. Many times, injuries on the job or in a single-vehicle accident may be traced back to a defective product.
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Beasley Allen investigating link between Reglan, tardive dys
 
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Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a black box warning to consumers and healthcare providers warning of the risk of tardive dyskinesia with the long-term or high-dose use of metoclopramide, more commonly known as Reglan, a medication prescribed for the treatment of disorders like heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Tardive dyskinesia is a condition in which a person develops involuntary movements of their muscles. Elderly patients, especially women, are at an increased risk of developing the condition while using Reglan.
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Blood thinner Xarelto side effects discussed by Beasley Allen attorney David Byrne
 
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Today on the Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance interviews fellow Beasley Allen attorney David Byrne on the dangers of the prescription drug Xarelto. Introduced in 2011, Xarelto is prescribed as a blood thinner to prevent blood clots and strokes. After only one year on the market, Xarelto became the 10th most reported drug to the FDA in the United States for adverse effects, and these numbers are only rising. Patients have suffered from irreversible internal bleeding that can lead to hospitalization and death. David Byrne has practiced law at Beasley Allen for more than 13 years, working first on environmental cases and now mass torts. Gibson asks Byrne about the science behind the drug and how Xarelto differs from the similar drug Coumadin. Byrne explains the lack of regulations on Xarelto and how the manufacturers market the drug in order to make it appear simpler than its competitors. Byrne recommends talking to your doctor if you are already taking Xarelto in order to have an honest discussion about concerns and alternative options. If you have already been injured by Xarelto, he advises contacting an attorney to look into your legal rights. For more information, visit Beasley Allen online at http://www.BeasleyAllen.com. ------
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Toyota Unintended Acceleration - Schwarz Case Spotlight
 
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Fox News reporter Brian Wilson reports on the case of Barbara Schwarz. Beasley Allen attorney Graham Esdale represents the family of Barabara Schwarz, who died after the Toyota Camry she was a passenger in accelerated out of control and crashed. For more information regarding Toyota and Sudden Unintended Acceleration visit: - http://www.beasleyallen.com - http://www.rightinginjustice.com - http://www.toyota-lawsuit.com - http://www.grahamesdale-law.com Also you can follow us at: - http://www.facebook.com/beasleyallen - http://www.twitter.com/beasleyallen
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Talcum Powder Verdict discussed on CBS This Morning
 
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Beasley Allen Principal & Founder Jere Beasley talks with CBS about the recent verdict finding Johnson & Johnson liable for ovarian cancer risk linked to its talcum powder products. He says the company has known for years there is an elevated risk with regular use of talc for feminine hygiene, but has failed to warn consumers. In one of Johnson & Johnson's own documents, a memo dated from 1997, the company's own consultant warns company leaders that if they do not warn women about the cancer risk, "the talc industry will be perceived by the public like it perceives the cigarette industry: denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary." As a result of Johnson & Johnson's refusal to warn, generations of women were put at risk for the development of ovarian cancer. Join The Fight! Let your voice be heard and sign the petition to ask Johnson & Johnson to release the internal documents revealing the link between talcum powder and cancer. A St. Louis jury has seen the evidence, which ultimately led them to award a $72 million verdict. Hundreds have signed, but we need thousands – tens of thousands – of signatures to get the industry’s attention. So, please take a brief moment and do something that can change lives forever. Please sign and share the petition with your friends and colleagues, and say to J&J, #TellTheTalcTruth! https://www.change.org/p/alex-gorsky-johnson-johnson-tell-the-talc-truth -
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Melton case cracks open GM's failure to recall vehicles with deadly defect
 
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For more information regarding the GM Recall, visit us at http://www.beasleyallen.com A recent CNBC special investigation looks into what happened at General Motors that led the automaker to leave millions of cars on the road with a defective ignition switch that can lead to fatal crashes. The ignition switch flaw allows the key to slip from the "Run" to the "Accessory" or "Off" position, disabling power steering, brakes and airbags. The automaker admits to 32 crashes and 13 deaths in connection to the defect, but independent auto safety groups and attorneys say the number could exceed 300 or more. CNBC talks with Lance Cooper, who uncovered the defect, and GM's history of covering up the problem, while representing Ken and Beth Melton, whose daughter Brooke was killed when she lost control of her Chevy Cobalt, veered into oncoming traffic and crashed. The Meltons originally settled with GM, but have asked for the settlement to be rescinded and refiled their lawsuit against GM after the depth of the automaker's deception was brought to light during a Congressional investigation. Testimony in those hearings revealed GM knew about the defect for more than 10 years, but did not issue a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has since ordered GM to pay a $35 million civil penalty -- the maximum allowed by law -- for its failure to issue the recall in a timely manner.
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Multidistrict Litigation: The Why and How
 
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The term multidistrict litigation (MDL) is often used when referring to many of the large-scale lawsuits you see on the news. But what exactly does it mean? Beasley Allen attorney Danielle Mason, who is currently working on an MDL against Johnson and Johnson for its talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer, explains an MDL is used to consolidate similar cases in a federal court that affect a large number of people. MDLs are used to gather information that would apply to every case in order to streamline the process, reduce costs for those suing and establish a protocol for how the cases proceed.
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How To Represent Yourself In Court
 
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Montgomery County District Court Judge Jimmy B. Pool is the special guest on this episode of The Beasley Allen Report. He talks with show host, Beasley Allen Shareholder Gibson Vance, about cases where people represent themselves in court. There are two District Courts in Montgomery County that handle civil cases -- Small Claims Court, which handles matters involving disputes up to $3,000 in value, and District Court Civil, with jurisdiction up to $10,000. The District Court also handles criminal cases, such as DUI cases, and preliminary hearings for every felony case made in Montgomery County. There are three District Court judges in Montgomery. In addition to Judge Pool, District Court cases are handled by Judge Sharon Yates and Judge Pam Higgins. While it can be in a person's best interest to pay a small filing fee and represent himself in District Court for certain civil matters, it can be intimidating. Judge Pool recommends that people think ahead when entering into agreements or business arrangements. Keep all paperwork, he says, and bring anything you think may be relevant to your case to court with you. Documentation will be critical to your case, and prevent arguments of "he said, she said." Stay calm, and follow the procedures of the court, he says. This will let the judge hear both sides of the story and make an informed decision.
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Family Law -- Issues of Divorce, Child Custody
 
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Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes guest attorney Melissa Isaak to talk about Family Law. After a career in the Army, Isaak was a child and adolescent therapist before deciding to go to law school. Upon earning her law degree, she decided to focus on the practice of Family Law, where she could draw on her experience as a therapist to help families going through the difficult process of divorce. "I don't know any area of the law that is more emotionally charged than divorce," Isaak says. This is especially true when children are involved, she says, since long after a divorce is settled legally, both parents will likely still be involved in their children's lives. Working with an attorney helps each person come to an agreement about issues of custody and property distribution, and the attorneys can work together to come to an agreement everyone can live with. By working with an attorney, rather than leaving the matter entirely up to the court or a judge, you have a voice in the outcome of your case, Isaak says. Interestingly, Isaak chooses only to represent men in divorce cases. She says she chose this focus out of a desire to help men remain active in their children's lives after a divorce. Often, she says, there is a presumption that a mother will want to and need to have a greater share of custody.
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Talcum powder blamed for ovarian cancer; Ted Meadows talks to CBS News about Ristesund vedict
 
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Beasley Allen lawyer Ted Meadows talked to CBS News about the recent $55 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson. Meadows has helped lead litigation against J&J alleging its talcum powder products increase the risk for ovarian cancer. In February, a City of St. Louis Circuit Court jury agreed that the company failed to warn consumers about this risk, and awarded the family of Plaintiff Jacqueline Fox $72 million following her death from ovarian cancer. The verdict included $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages - $1 million for each year of Ms. Fox’s life, the jury in that case said. The most recent verdict, issued by another City of St. Louis Circuit Court jury on May 2, awarded Plaintiff Gloria Ristesund $55 million after they found the talc products were liable for causing her ovarian cancer. The verdict included $5 million in actual damages and $50 million in punitive damages. Meadows noted that punitive damages are intended to punish companies for wrongdoing, and to spur them to take corrective action. In these cases, Meadows said, Plaintiffs simply want the company to add a warning label to its talc-containing products warning of the ovarian cancer risk.
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Family Law:  Is it biased against fathers?
 
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In this episode of the Beasley Allen Report, Beasley Allen Principal Kendall Dunson steps in as host to talk to attorney Melissa Isaak about family law and the difference between being a mother and a father in court. Interestingly, Isaak chooses only to represent men in divorce cases. She says she chose this focus out of a desire to help men remain active in their children's lives after a divorce. Often, she says, there is a presumption that a mother will want to and need to have a greater share of custody. For more information the firm’s latest legal news and happenings, visit Beasley Allen’s website at www.BeasleyAllen.com.
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Takata airbag recall explained by Beasley Allen shareholder Cole Portis on Ringler Radio
 
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Ringler Radio, a popular radio program conducted by the nation's largest structured settlement company, Ringler Associates, welcomes Beasley Allen shareholder Cole Portis regarding the Takata airbag recall and its pending litigation. Portis describes to the show’s listeners how the Takata airbag recall began as an issue with the inflator mechanism – a device used to inflate airbags at the time of a crash in milliseconds. Due to what Takata referred to as “inadequate compaction force” within the airbag system, the airbags were exploding upon impact, sending sharp metal shrapnel flying into the face and body of those in the front seats. Takata supplied these faulty airbags to 10 different automakers, such as Honda and General Motors, over a period of many years. The airbags have been linked to six deaths thus far, taking place mostly in Honda vehicles, likely due to the high number of Honda cars equipped with recalled Takata airbags. Portis also said that Honda began receiving complaints about the Takata airbags as early as 2004, but failed to report the 1,729 deaths and injuries to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) throughout the span of nearly 10 years. In January 2015, Honda agreed to pay fines totaling $70 million to the NHTSA after an independent audit revealed the automaker’s dishonesty. Takata first resisted the notion to launch any recalls just less than a year ago, but after pressure from the NHTSA, the company finally agreed to a limited recall of just over 10 million vehicles in June 2014, confined to areas of high humidity. As a result, several automakers were forced to issue their own recalls of vehicles equipped with the dangerous Takata airbags. Not long after the limited recall was announced, the NHTSA called for the recalls to be expanded worldwide by Takata and the other affected automakers, leading to a total of about 18 million vehicles recalled.
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Effective opening arguments
 
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Next to jury selection, an attorney's opening statement is the most important thing he or she can do to control the outcome for his or her client. In this presentation, Beasley Allen attorney Chris Glover addresses the importance of an opening statement to the jury. He emphasizes the power of first impressions. According to Glover, studies show that 80 percent of jurors make up their mind during the opening statement, and one jury consultant said 85-90 percent of jurors do not change their decision after opening statement by the close of the trial. During his presentation, Glover presents tips for making the best presentation possible to make a favorable impression on the jury.
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Jessi Meeks: Impacting Others Through Law
 
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Beasley Allen lawyer Jessi Meeks discusses how though her career goal was always helping others, it ended up being through a different avenue than she expected. Jessi explains how hearing firm founder Jere Beasley speak about the mission of Beasley Allen to one of her college classes convinced her to pursue law as the way to reach her ultimate goal of helping others. Now in addition to her casework, Jessi works with our law clerks, whose shoes she was once in, to help them learn the differences between studying and practicing law and the ways they can make an impact through their future profession.
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Beasley Allen principal Larry Golston speaks on wrongful termination, workplace discrimination
 
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Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes fellow Beasley Allen principal Larry Golston to talk about Alabama's workplace discrimination and wrongful termination laws. Starting at Beasley Allen in 2000, Golston has worked primarily on cases involving whistleblower litigation, retaliation, wage & hour litigation, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, business fraud and class actions. Although Alabama is an at-will employment state, meaning that employers may fire employees without having to provide reasoning, employment cannot be terminated for illegal, discriminatory purposes. Golston says that there are two different types of employment discrimination: disparate treatment discrimination and desperate impact discrimination. Disparate treatment discrimination is when an employer treats a worker unfavorably due to characteristics like race, gender, nationality, etc. However, disparate impact discrimination is when your employer’s policies or procedures appear to be treating everyone equally, but instead affect certain categories of people unfairly. In Alabama, the statute of limitations to file an age discrimination case is 300 days. For more information on Larry Golston and workplace discrimination cases, visit our website at www.BeasleyAllen.com.
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Lawyer Chris Glover discusses Atlanta
 
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Chris primarily handles heavy truck crash and automotive product liability cases for the firm from our Atlanta office. A husband and father, he discusses how his family enjoys spending time together. He says they are enjoying the community they are continuously building in the Peach State.
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The importance of probate court discussed by Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed
 
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Due to Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance's absence this evening, Beasley Allen attorney Kendall Dunson steps in as guest host to speak with Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed. Judge Reed was born and raised in Montgomery. Growing up just two blocks from Alabama State University, he attended public schools and competed on school athletic teams. His education background was focused in business and better prepared him for his future in public office. Before becoming a probate judge in 2012, Judge Reed began his professional career as a financial analyst for American Airlines corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Judge Reed explains how probate court deals with many aspects of the local community from adoptions to name changes, death certificates, guardianships. More than 400,000 transactions take place in the Montgomery County probate court a year and it also brings in around $27 million in revenue for Montgomery a year. Probate court has also been declared the branch of government that the population comes into contact with the most on a day-to-day basis.
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How will GM bankruptcy affect victims harmed in crashes?
 
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Beasley Allen shareholder J. Cole Portis talks with WSFA about the consequences of the impending bankruptcy of General Motors, as it affects people injured by defective GM automobiles. Thousands of crash victims stand to lose their right to a day in court against the auto manufacturer if bankruptcy status wipes out the company's responsibility for pending lawsuits. The video also features Shona Scott, who is a quadriplegic as a result of a GM auto crash. She was injured when the roof of her vehicle caved in during an accident. Portis is asking GM to set up a fund to care for the victims injured as a result of their defective products.
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Beasley Allen announces personal injury lawsuit against GM
 
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Today Beasley Allen Founding Shareholder Jere L. Beasley announced the firm has filed a personal injury lawsuit against GM, related to the automaker's ignition switch recall. The lawsuit was filed in Indiana on behalf of two young people seriously injured in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when the airbags failed to deploy. Beasley Allen Shareholder Mike Andrews, who is the lead attorney for this case, says the complaint alleges the airbag failure is related to the defective ignition switch in a variety of GM vehicles. GM recalled nearly 2 million vehicles in February for the problem, which allows the key to move from the "on" to the "accessory" or "off" position. This results in loss of power steering and power brakes, and disables the airbags from deploying in the event of a crash. It was later revealed the GM knew about the defective ignition switch as early as 2001. GM has attributed at least 13 deaths to the problem, although an independent consumer watchdog group says the number may be more than 300. Beasley Allen had previously filed a wrongful death lawsuit related to the ignition switch recall, on behalf of the family of an Alabama woman killed in a 2005 Chevy Cobalt crash.
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Xarelto’s risks outweigh the benefits:  Beasley Allen principal David Byrne explains
 
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In this episode of the Beasley Allen Report, host Gibson Vance welcomes fellow Beasley Allen principal David Byrne to speak on a relatively new and dangerous blood thinner on the market, Xarelto. Xarelto is in a new class of blood thinners designed to be an alternative to warfarin for the treatment of blood clots; however, unlike warfarin, there is no antidote to reverse the blood thinning effects. Despite being approved by the FDA, Xarelto carries many black box warnings, the most serious kind issued by the FDA. The warnings link the drug to an increased risk of blood clots with premature discontinuation of therapy, and a risk of epidural or spinal hematomas resulting in long-term or permanent paralysis in patients treated with Xarelto receiving neuraxial anesthesia or undergoing spinal puncture. Byrne recommends talking to your doctor if you are already taking Xarelto in order to have an honest discussion about concerns and alternative options. For more information on Xarelto and the firm’s latest legal news, visit Beasley Allen’s website at www.BeasleyAllen.com.
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Alabama Family Trust establishes Special Needs Trusts for Disabled
 
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This week, Beasley Allen attorney Kendall Dunson is guest host of the Beasley Allen Report, filling in for regular host Gibson Vance. He interviews employees of Alabama Family Trust, a nonprofit organization that provides for the establishment of a trust from which funds may be disbursed to supplement the care, support and treatment of the designated disabled person or beneficiary. Melanie Bradford, the Executive Director of Alabama Family Trust, and Kathy Maddox Beasley, its Chief Administrative Officer, discuss how Alabama Family Trust helps the disabled and their families establish Special Needs Trusts (SNT) in order to keep government benefits such as Medicaid, SSID and SSI. By putting assets such as a monetary gift, inheritance, or legal settlement in a SNT, the disabled beneficiary can use the trust to improve their quality of life without jeopardizing eligibility. Alabama Family Trust communicates directly with the disabled person or their family, making sure that their money is spent properly. The nonprofit, created and sanctioned by Alabama law, offers low administration fees, and all decisions are made by a volunteer board of professionals. Alabama Family Trust can establish a trust for individuals in any state. For more information, contact Alabama Family Trust at 205-944-3987 or visit alabamafamilytrust.com.
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Bullock family wants investigation of Passat sudden unintended acceleration
 
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Cheryl and Kevin Bullock are asking for a federal investigation into sudden unintended acceleration danger in certain Volkswagen turbo vehicles. Cheryl was seriously injured in 2011 when her 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI suddenly accelerated out of her control while she was driving with her young daughter. As a result, she lost control of the car and crashed, and the vehicle rolled over. Beasley Allen attorneys Kendall Dunson and Mike Andrews represented the Bullocks in a products liability case against Volkswagen and Honeywell, the manufacturer of the turbo charger they alleged was defective. A jury agreed, awarding the family $8 million. Now, the Bullocks would like to see a serious investigation of the defect, which they say allows the introduction of combustible accelerants into the Passat engine, and possibly a full recall on the vehicles.
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What should you know about Wage & Hour laws?
 
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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is important to everyone who holds a job. This law governs what an employer can and cannot do when it comes to your time at work, and how you are compensated. Beasley Allen Report host Gibson Vance welcomes Beasley Allen attorney Lance Gould to examine the aspects of FLSA and how it affects everyone in the workplace. Gould explains the FLSA was originally enacted in the late 1930s, by President Roosevelt. It guaranteed a federal minimum wage, and that employees who worked more than 40 hours per week would receive overtime. Its goal was to eliminate oppressively long hours, forcing employers to spread out the labor among more people, and fairly compensate those who had to work longer hours. Today, cases involving FLSA may include employees being misclassified as managers rather than hourly workers, to avoid paying overtime. Other cases may involve employees being asked to perform certain job duties before clocking in or after clocking out.
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Plaintiffs Lawyers in Talcum Powder Trial Reflect on $110 Million Verdict
 
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A fourth jury expressed shock and disdain after overwhelming evidence showed pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s deadly talc-containing products remain on the market without a warning to its female consumers. The products, including Baby Powder, have already sealed the fate of more than 100,000 unsuspecting women. With each new favorable verdict, plaintiff’s attorneys Ted Meadows and Danielle Mason with the Beasley Allen Law Firm have more opportunities to inform the public about the dangers of genital talc use. Since 1982, Johnson & Johnson has rejected the scientific link between its talc-containing products and the increased risk of ovarian cancer. Although the company has received a warning about the cancer-causing mineral with each shipment of talc since 2006, it refuses to pass the same warning along to its consumers. Three trials brought by other women suffering from ovarian cancer led to jury verdicts last year of $70 million, $72 million and $55 million against the New Jersey-based health care company.
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Toyota Settles Fatal Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit
 
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Toyota and the families of Barbara Schwarz and Jean Bookout reached a confidential settlement regarding the unintended acceleration of a Toyota Camry that severely injured Mrs. Bookout and ultimately killed Barbara Schwarz. By request of Toyota, the settlement was kept confidential between the families of the victims and the car manufacturer. WSFA reports that there are over 700 similar cases against Toyota currently and this case has set itself as a landmark for future cases to come. However, according to a recent statement, Toyota claims to "strongly disagree" with the verdict reached and they will continue to vigorously defend their vehicles despite the Oklahoma jury finding that they had acted with "careless disregard" towards its consumers' lives. Beasley Allen attorney and senior member of the law firm, Jere Beasley, states that Toyota had gambled with this lawsuit, but lost in the end. Toyota continues to blame driver error for the reason of the fatal crash. For more information regarding Toyota and Sudden Unintended Acceleration visit: - http://www.beasleyallen.com - http://www.rightinginjustice.com - http://www.toyota-lawsuit.com - http://www.grahamesdale-law.com Also you can follow us at: - http://www.facebook.com/beasleyallen - http://www.twitter.com/beasleyallen
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Volkswagen 3.0-liter settlement explained on WSFA
 
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Beasley Allen lawyer Dee Miles explains how the Jan. 31 settlements over Volkswagen 3.0-liter diesel vehicles’ non-compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards affects more than 75,000 drivers nationwide. Based on the type of car and model year, vehicle owners will be able to redeem their cars for payouts ranging from $7,000 to $14,000. The settlements, which are still subject to court approval, follow a $15 billion settlement in fall 2016 over the company’s 2.0-liter engines.
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Tribal sovereign immunity may endanger casino-goers
 
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On this episode of the Beasley Allen Report, Beasley Allen principal Kendall Dunson fills in for the show’s regular host, Gibson Vance. Dunson interviews today’s guest, fellow Beasley Allen principal Graham Esdale, on sovereign immunity in Indian casinos. Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine by which the entity cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil suit or criminal persecution. Indian casinos have their own form of this freedom, known as “tribal sovereign immunity,” allowing suits brought against them to be completely dismissed per the tribe’s discretion. Tribal sovereign immunity also allows Indian tribes to create commercial corporations and compete in the marketplace without having to worry about legal liabilities. To learn more about today's guest Graham Esdale and the rest of the firm’s latest legal news, visit Beasley Allen’s website at www.BeasleyAllen.com.
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Wells Fargo fraud cases explained by Principal Ali Hawthorne
 
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In light of Wells Fargo employees defrauding millions of customers by allegedly opening false bank and credit card accounts under customer names without their permission, Beasley Allen Principal Ali Hawthorne joins principal and “Beasley Allen Report” host Gibson Vance to weigh in on what the investigation revealed and what possible penalties for “the breach of trust” could include. For more information on the types of cases Beasley Allen handles, visit our website at www.BeasleyAllen.com.
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Video Following the New Twin Span Bridge Collapse
 
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Raw video captured following the collapse of a portion of the new Twin Span Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain. The collapse killed one worker and injured three others. The accident occured on Thursday October 30th, 2008 at approximately 12:30pm. Our firm represents the family of Eric Troy Blackmon, who was killed in the accident.
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FDA Special announcement on Pain Pumps
 
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The Food and Drug Administration makes a special announcement about Pain Pumps.
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Supreme Court ruling in BP oil spill litigation explained by Beasley Allen’s John Tomlinson on WSFA
 
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On Dec. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear petitions from BP seeking to overturn its multibillion dollar settlement for claims resulting from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Beasley Allen lawyer John Tomlinson sat down with WSFA’s Sally Pitts to explain what this means for people harmed by the oil spill who have been waiting for compensation. Tomlinson said BP’s argument against the settlement agreement – which the oil giant itself helped to craft and approved – boils down to “the biggest case of buyer’s remorse I’ve ever seen.” Basically, he says, the cost of the settlement began to exceed BP’s estimates, and it began to scramble for a reason to get out of its obligation. There are objective, transparent formulas for compensating those harmed by the BP oil spill, which the Supreme Court ultimately upheld. “It is a huge victory for people of the Gulf Coast.” The settlement is uncapped, and the claims center will move forward with processing claims. There are still six months to file claims in the settlement process.
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