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Gibson Vance

American Dream turns to American Nightmare in Mortgage Lending Crisis

Home ownership, “The American Dream,” has for many families all across America become “The American Nightmare!” Home foreclosures are at an all-time high.

According to…

Wendi Lewis

Getting ready for Gustav

There’s an unwelcome guest heading to the Gulf Coast this Labor Day holiday weekend, as Hurricane Gustav makes tracks past Jamaica and into the Gulf of Mexico. He’s just a tropical storm right now,…

Wendi Lewis

Play safe to avoid turning celebration to sorrow July 4

A report released this week by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says nearly 10,000 Americans were treated for fireworks-related injuries in 2007. Of that number more than half occurred within one month of the July 4 Independence Day holiday. Play it safe this holiday to avoid serious injury or even death.

Wendi Lewis

Jere Beasley named to NLJ Top 10 Attorneys list

Jere L. Beasley, founding shareholder of Montgomery, Ala.-based Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., has once again been recognized as one of the most outstanding lawyers in the United States. He was selected as one of 10 attorneys featured in The National Law Journal’s 2008 special report, titled Winning: Successful strategies from some of the nation’s top litigators.

Wendi Lewis

Immediate action necessary in Central United class action

A class action notice known as Skelton v. Central United Life Insurance Company was mailed to policyholders who possessed a cancer policy during the time frame of February 2003 through April 2008. Policyholders must opt out of this class action by June 3, 2008, if they wish to pursue an individual claim.

Shannon Weidemann

Lee High School Bus Accident Lawsuits to Move Forward

There have been than 24 personal injury lawsuits filed against Laidlaw Transit Inc. over the November 2006 bus accident that left 4 Lee High School students dead. Twelve of the cases now have court dates starting in November of this year. Depositions have been scheduled as well for the driver of the bus and executives at Laidlaw. The collision of the Laidlaw Transit bus and a car driven by a…

Courtney Mills

McDonald's Strip Search Victim Wins $6.1 Million in Suit

In the McDonald’s Strip Search Case, after hearing Louise Ogborn’s plaintive testimony in the witness box of how she endured two long hours of sexual torment as a prank caller posing as a cop subjected her to a virtual strip search while hapless McDonald’s managers went along, a jury awarded her $6.1 million, far short of the $200 million she was seeking from the fast food giant.Ogborn was a…

Courtney Mills

University President Places Cops on Leave after Student Tasered

When video of a group of police Tasering University of Florida senior Andrew Meyer became an instant internet sensation on Tuesday, the debate on free speech on college campuses began to circulate in earnest. University of Florida President Bernie Machen responded in kind by placing two of the officers on leave because of their actions.In the video, UF senior Andrew Meyer is seen asking Sen….

Courtney Mills

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Top Sellers in U.S. Market

According to an article published on Reuters today, the cholesterol-lowering drug category of statins, the most popular of which is Lipitor by Pfizer, was responsible for the Lion’s share of prescription drug sales in 2004. While cholesterol-lowering drug tended to be the most profitable for drug companies, according to federal estimates, patients spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $9…

Chrissie Cole

Ameriquest Named in Federal Class Action Lawsuit Filed by The NAACP

A federal class action lawsuit was filed by the NAACP on July 11, in the United States District Court of Central California. The lawsuit names Ameriquest Mortgage Co. along with several other mortgage giants.Recent reports across several agencies cite the prevalence of sub-prime mortgages and predatory lending practices as the root of foreclosures rising. According to the NAACP foreclosures are…