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Wesley Ball featured in Law360 article, “Concrete Co. Settles Crash Claims After $12M Verdict”

Law360 spoke with Wes Ball following the firm’s record verdict and related settlements for a mother and her infant daughter who were seriously injured in a crash caused by a defective Bridgestone truck tire. Writes Law360: “Silvi Concrete has joined Bridgestone in settling a woman’s claims that the companies are responsible for the dismemberment she

Major Settlements, $11.7M Combined Injury Verdict Add to Record Tire Tread Defect Recovery

Combined settlements with Bridgestone, Bandag result in record recovery for mother, daughter injured in horrific crash PHILADELPHIA – A series of legal settlements with tire companies Bridgestone, Bridgestone Bandag and additional corporate defendants, plus a combined $11.7 million verdict for compensatory damages and interest, add up to a record recovery for a New Jersey woman

Sandy Hook families v Alex Jones: Defamation case explained

The parents of a 2012 mass shooting victim can sue Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, a Texas judge has ruled. Mr Jones sought to dismiss the suit brought by the parents of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege they were

Attorneys at Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball Appointed to Steering Committee in Birmingham Hip Litigation

The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system, introduced in 2006, was designed as an alternative solution to total hip replacement. Instead of being replaced, the femur is resurfaced with a metal cap, while the hip is fitted with a matching metal socket. Nearly ten years after the BHR was approved by the Food and Drug Administration,

Kyle Farrar Named Co-Lead Counsel in Bair Hugger MDL Bellwether Trials

There are currently more than 4,000 pending federal lawsuits related to infections caused by Bair Hugger surgical warming blankets. The blankets, manufactured by Minnesota-based 3M, are used during surgery to prevent hypothermia. Each unit includes a warming unit that pumps air through a hose, filling a blanket which covers the patient. These lawsuits allege that

Kyle Farrar and Wesley Ball Named as 2018 Texas Super Lawyers

Kyle Farrar and Wes Ball have both been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of Texas Super Lawyers for 2018. This is the fifth consecutive year each attorney has received the honor, having first been named in 2014. The Texas Super Lawyers list is published by the Thomas Reuters legal department, and is compiled from nominations

ATV Safety, Design Defects in Spotlight After Accident Involving Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter

Design defects and the inherent dangers of all-terrain vehicles have once again come into national focus after a tragic incident involving the 8-year-old daughter of songwriter and entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears. According to investigators, Maddie Aldridge was behind the wheel of a Polaris all-terrain vehicle while her parents watched about 100 yards away. The child

Electronic Transmission Shifters Face Scrutiny as Rollaways Mount

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new round of vehicle recalls related to defective shifting mechanisms that are blamed for a series of vehicle rollaway incidents, including one linked to the tragic death of actor Anton Yelchin earlier this year. In response to increasing reports from concerned motorists, the NHTSA announced a

New Problems for Hankook Tire as Reputation Goes from Bad to Worse

Hankook Tire’s professional reputation reached new lows in 2016. Having successfully sued Hankook for its defective and dangerous tire products, we’re not surprised that even a longtime partner like Hyundai Motors and its Kia subsidiary have had enough. Last month, Hyundai Motor severed its relationship after a series of embarrassing recalls involving the Hyundai Genesis

Houston Chronicle talks with Wes Ball about Takata’s flawed airbag recall

Houston and the Gulf Coast have emerged as the epicenter for defective Takata airbag malfunctions, thanks to the area’s combination of high heat and humidity. The Houston Chronicle recently spoke with Farrar & Ball’s Wes Ball about safety concerns caused by extreme delays that vehicle owners are experiencing when trying to replace the recalled airbag

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