Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alabama firm's lawsuits against GM growing

Alabama law firm's lawsuits against GM growing with new case in Indiana
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The lawsuits filed by an Alabama law firm against General Motors keep mounting.

The Beasley Allen firm in Montgomery filed a suit Tuesday in Clark County, Ind., on behalf of Josh Cull of Milton, Ky., and Samantha Zollman of Madison, Ind.

Firm founder Jere Beasley says the ignition in the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt that Cull was driving on Oct. 31, 2012, moved from the run position to the off position. That disabled the power steering and air bags, and the car crashed. Cull lost an eye and Zollman had multiple facial reconstruction surgeries.

Beasley’s firm has filed other litigation in state courts in Alabama and Indiana, as well as class-action suits in federal courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. Beasley said he expects to file about a dozen more suits soon.

GM spokesman Jim Cain says the company isn’t commenting on specific litigation.

 In this May 20, 2014 photo released by NBC, Josh Kaufman hold his trophy after winning the singing competition series

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 First lady Michelle Obama gestures during remarks before a poetry reading in the Blue Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities hosts the event to honor the 2014 National Student Poets, five high school students who are receiving the nation's highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. From left, Cameron Messinides, of Greenville, S.C., Madeleine LeCesne, of New Orleans, La., Ashley Gong, of Sandy Hook, Conn., Obama, Julia Falkner, of Louisville, Colo., and Weston Clark, of Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Updated at 12:07 p.m.
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