In the inaugural issue of Alabama Super Lawyers, back in 2008, we featured Jere Beasley, senior member of the firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles. Beasley is credited for ensuring a major tractor manufacturer incorporated rollover protection into its vehicles, thanks to a case he took to trial in September 1993. From the piece:
Now Kubota was offering Beasley’s client $10 million. There was one problem: the manufacturer wanted total confidentiality and the return of all incriminating documents. “They don’t want your money,” he told the Kubota attorney, after meeting with the victim’s widow and seven grown children. “They want the world to know just how bad your client is.”
“You mean they’re turning down $10 million?” asked his shocked adversary, to which Beasley replied, “They just did.” The plaintiffs went on to settle for the full $10 million-and complete disclosure. “That’s when all the companies started putting roll bars on their tractors,” says Beasley, senior partner at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles in Montgomery.
Read the entire feature here.