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Alabama Lawyer Interviews
June 1, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Birmingham, AL The number of men alleging they developed melanoma after taking Viagra is on the increase.Read [ MDL Plaintiffs Increasing in Alleged Viagra Melanoma Connection Lawsuit ]
May 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA Legal team representing a 44-year-old African American man who claims he was harassed and discriminated against while working as an assembly line worker at the Tesla car factory in Fremont, California is adding a charge of retaliation to the already long list of claims of violations of the California state labor laws.Read [ Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit ]
April 9, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Birmingham, AL In January 2017, after more than a decade of litigation, 1,000 vermiculite mine workers and residents of the town of Libby, Montana were awarded a $25 million settlement in compensation for exposure to asbestos from the W.R. Grace Company vermiculite mine that caused dozens and dozens of cases of asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer.Read [ The Story of Libby Montana and Asbestosis ]
September 19, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Montgomery, AL: The Beasley Allen law firm in Montgomery, Alabama has been at the forefront of personal injury and wrongful death cases launched against Johnson & Johnson over the effects of its longstanding talc based baby power product. It’s alleged that constant exposure to the product has caused ovarian cancer in women.Read [ Talc Expert Witnesses Struck from Witness List ]
February 23, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ A Tough Title IX Fight in Alabama for BHJ ]
Huntsville, AL There is a lot of attention currently focused on the issue of sexual assault in educational environments. Five years ago, there were fewer news stories and arguably less consideration given to the rights of students and the responsibilities of schools and colleges to ensure a sexual harassment-free educational institution.
January 12, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ BP Steps Up to the Plate in Alabama ]
Birmingham, AL The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have fallen away from the news headlines, but millions of Americans along the gulf coast are still struggling with the aftermath of the worse oil spill in American history. In the vacation town of Orange Beach, Alabama, the Deepwater oil disaster threatened to delay a $500 million condominium project. The developers, Brett/Robinson, were prepared to sue BP for the damage done to the future of the Phoenix West II project. But, this time, there's no need to pencil in months of courtroom time and prepare for expensive litigation.
June 22, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ BP's $20 Billion Claim Fund: Should Victims File a Claim? ]
Panama City, FL BP has announced a $20 billion claim fund to compensate victims of the BP oil spill. The announcement, however, may complicate matters for people affected by the oil spill who are not sure whether they should file a claim with BP or file a lawsuit. Wes Pittman, attorney at The Pittman Firm, P.A., has some advice for people wondering how to deal with the BP disaster.
June 19, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Good News for Homeowners with Chinese Drywall, says Attorney Gary Mason ]
Washington, DC Two Chinese drywall cases that were set for trial June 21 have just been settled. "This is great news for homeowners with Chinese drywall," says attorney Gary Mason, who represents about 700 homeowners in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. His firm also represents hi-rise buildings in Florida and Alabama. "We are continuing to take on new clients and making sure they have a professional inspection so we can best present their case in the court."
May 13, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Oil Blowout Irks BP Shareholders ]
Montgomery, AL In his thirty years as a litigation lawyer, Jere Beasley says the oil companies have always been the toughest, meanest, most never-say-die defendants he has ever fought in courtroom. "I have dealt with these oil companies and I have not met a good oil company yet and BP is one of the worst," Beasley says. "These companies are tough and politically influential."
August 27, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ "This Noose is for You" ]
Birmingham, AL Even though the plaintiffs and the Nucor Corp Steel is slightly out of the firm's usual geographical area, veteran civil rights and discrimination lawyer Robert L. Wiggins says the facts of the case are so compelling that when the NAACP approached him, he took the case.
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