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GM Blamed Brooke Melton for Her Death–Then Covered Up the Real Cause – NY Post

March 10, 2020

GM Blamed Brooke Melton for Her Death–Then Covered Up the Real Cause – NY Post By Larry Getlen The police report cited the cause as, “Driver error: Driving too fast for conditions.” But in fact, the accident was due to a defect that could have been replaced for just 50 cents per car, a fact…

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Cobalt Cover-Up by Lance A. Cooper

February 25, 2020

Cobalt Cover-Up by Lance A. Cooper In 2010, Ken and Beth Melton lost their daughter Brooke in a deadly accident when she inexplicably lost control of her Chevy Cobalt. Georgia lawyer Lance Cooper agreed to investigate the cause of the crash which appeared to be Brooke’s fault. He was shocked to uncover evidence of a…

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He uncovered GM crisis, took on automaker when NHTSA didn’t – Detroit Free Press

September 10, 2019

He uncovered GM crisis, took on automaker when NHTSA didn’t – Detroit Free Press by Jamie L. LaReau Lawyer Lance Cooper doesn’t put much faith in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ability to keep the public safe in vehicles. And Cooper, 56, knows a little something about vehicle safety. He’s the guy who discovered the faulty ignition switches in millions…

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Plaintiffs Powerhouse Beasley Allen Makes a Bet on Atlanta

February 9, 2017

Plaintiffs Powerhouse Beasley Allen Makes a Bet on Atlanta by Meredith Hobbs Excerpt (Daily Report printed 2.8.17) High-profile plaintiffs firm Beasley Allen has opened an Atlanta office, the first outside of its Alabama base. Beasley Allen, founded in 1979, works on big cases all over the country, but its 75 lawyers have all been based…

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Chevy Facing Yet Another Round of Recalls

August 3, 2016

Chevy is facing another round of recalls as GM announces a 289k Chevy Impala recall for faulty airbag sensor system. The passenger sensory system is able to detect if a person is seated in the passenger seat and activate the airbag release should an accident occur. The 2009-2010 Chevy Impala models are in question as…

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Bankruptcy Will Not Protect GM from Ignition Switch Claims

July 27, 2016

New Ruling States Bankruptcy Will Not Protect GM from Ignition Switch Claims Last week the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2009 bankruptcy filing by GM will not protect the company from claims related to the defective ignition switches installed in their vehicles from the years 1997-2011. In 2014, GM announced a…

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No Accident: Inside GM’s deadly ignition switch scandal – Atlanta Magazine

January 10, 2016

No Accident: Inside GM’s deadly ignition switch scandal Marietta attorney Lance Cooper was looking for answers behind a single crash. What he found led to a recall of 30 million vehicles. Over the years, as he’s represented victims and survivors of horrific car accidents, Cooper has come to believe that federal regulations can do only…

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GM Settlement Money Going to Auto Safety Research – Daily Report

October 20, 2015

GM Settlement Money Going to Auto Safety Research By Katheryn Hayes Tucker Ken and Beth Melton have become sponsors of a nonprofit organization that compiles data on automobile safety complaints nationwide. The current edition of the Safety Institute’s Vehicle Safety Watch List discloses their investment and says it is being made in memory of their daughter,…

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Why No GM Employees Have Been Prosecuted for Faulty Ignitions – Insurance Journal

September 21, 2015

Why No GM Employees Have Been Prosecuted for Faulty Ignitions – Insurance Journal By David Ingram Lance Cooper, a lawyer whose investigation on behalf of the family of a fatal crash victim broke the case open, said the settlement was no consolation. “It’s the same old story. If you have enough power and money you…

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U.S. details $900M GM ignition settlement – The Detroit News

September 18, 2015

U.S. details $900M GM ignition settlement – The Detroit News By David Shepardson and Melissa Burden Georgia attorney Lance Cooper, who represented the parents of Brooke Melton, 29, who was killed as a result of a 2010 crash in a Cobalt, said the fine is too small for the harm caused to families. “When individuals, through…

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