Courtney French

Current Employment Position(s): Partner Areas of Practice: Nursing Home Litigation Premises Liability Wrongful Death Civil Litigation Medical Negligence Personal Injury Products Liability Motor Carrier Liability Bar Admissions: Alabama, 1998 U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1998 U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1999

Recent Posts By Courtney French

Fairview High senior killed in two-vehicle wreck

Fairview High School students will honor their classmate, Lewis Wyatt Beam, 17, who died in a car wreck Friday evening with a  service at the school gym Sunday. Beam, a senior and member of the high school band, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Alabama 69 currently under investigation by the Alabama State Troopers. Beam was apparently killed instantly when he was struck on his driver’s side by a 2002 Chevrolet truck driven by Michael Pair, 56, of Falkville, Cullman County Coroner Steve Rodgers said. The wreck occurred about 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 1534. Beam …


Joovy Recalls Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapter due to Fall Hazard   This recall involves all Joovy’s Zoom gray metal car seat stroller adapters. The adapters are gray with black plastic clips designed to attach infant car seats to stroller frames. The adapter frame’s dimensions are approximately 17” x 13” x 10”.  Recalled car seat adapter models include 00945 for Graco, 00946 for Chicco and 00947 for Peg Perego frames. “Joovy” and the model numbers can be found on the label at the center of the end bar of the adapter. Incidents/Injuries The firm has received nine reports of incidents involving loose adapters on stroller frames. There are no injuries …


U.S. Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

This recall involves U.S. Boiler ESC, PVG and SCG model cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating. The boilers are light blue in color with black trim, about 40 inches tall, about 26 inches deep and range from 12 to 31 inches wide. The model name and U.S. Boiler logo are on the front cover of the boiler. The front cover of the boiler is vented. Recalled boilers were manufactured between December 2005 and February 2013. The model number, serial number and manufacturing date are located on a …


Tragic News: State Troopers identify 2 children killed in a 5-vehicle wreck near Atmore

Troopers have identified the people killed in a multi-vehicle crash involving a commercial truck near Atmore Sunday night as two children visiting from North Carolina. The crash occurred around 10:50 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 approximately three miles south of Atmore, said Trooper Kevin Cook.


Former Alabama inmate’s lawsuit alleges rapes by prison guard

A former inmate is suing Alabama Department of Corrections officials in federal court, claiming she was repeatedly raped, assaulted and harassed by a correctional officer at the Birmingham Work Release Center.Olivia Osborne, 33, is suing Officer Vincent Cheatham, Shirley Smith, who is the warden of the facility, and Prison Commissioner Kim Thomas for assault and battery, negligence, intentional infliction of emotion distress, liberty deprivation, negligent training and supervision, sexual harassment, cruel and unusual punishment, failure to protect and violation of the Fourth Amendment. In June 2011, while Osborne was working at the Best Western Hotel as part of the work …