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Complex Litigation
$34,000,000

The largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history.

Sprague v. Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc.: The largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history. The Beasley Firm sued the Philadelphia Inquirer and won $34 million on behalf of Richard Sprague, who was accused of quashing a murder investigation when he was acting as Philadelphia’s Assistant District Attorney. Tried twice, with the first verdict of $3.4 million, but when retried a different jury also found that the newspaper had intentionally harmed Mr. Sprague and came down with the record setting verdict: $2.5 million compensatory and $31.5 million punitive damages. This case lasted for more than twenty years and is a testament to The Beasley Firm’s tenacity in fighting for what’s right on behalf of those that have been injured.

Sprague v. Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc.: The largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history. The Beasley Firm sued the Philadelphia Inquirer and won $34 million on behalf of Richard Sprague, who was accused of quashing a murder investigation when he was acting as Philadelphia’s Assistant District Attorney. Tried twice, with the first verdict of $3.4 million, but when retried a different jury also found that the newspaper had intentionally harmed Mr. Sprague and came down with the record setting verdict: $2.5 million compensatory and $31.5 million punitive damages. This case lasted for more than twenty years and is a testament to The Beasley Firm’s tenacity in fighting for what’s right on behalf of those that have been injured.

Personal Injury
$907,000,000

The largest judgment ever against a single individual, against Ira Einhorn for the murder of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux.

Estate of Holly Maddux v. Ira Einhorn: We obtained the largest judgment ever against a single individual, a $907 million verdict against Ira Einhorn for the murder of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux. Perhaps known as the most egregious murder in Philadelphia’s history, committed by one of the city’s most infamous sociopaths, Jim Beasley Sr. took on the case when he learned from the Maddux family that Einhorn was planning to write a book, which would have handsomely compensated him for telling his story. The Beasley Firm’s victory stopped Einhorn from ever seeing a penny in profit from his horrible crime and murder. The firm handled the case for free.

Estate of Holly Maddux v. Ira Einhorn: We obtained the largest judgment ever against a single individual, a $907 million verdict against Ira Einhorn for the murder of his girlfriend, Holly Maddux. Perhaps known as the most egregious murder in Philadelphia’s history, committed by one of the city’s most infamous sociopaths, Jim Beasley Sr. took on the case when he learned from the Maddux family that Einhorn was planning to write a book, which would have handsomely compensated him for telling his story. The Beasley Firm’s victory stopped Einhorn from ever seeing a penny in profit from his horrible crime and murder. The firm handled the case for free.

Personal Injury
$104,000,000

$104 million for September 11th victims, the first September 11th verdict.

Smith v Republic of Iraq et al: The firm won a $104 million verdict in 2003 on behalf of the families of victims of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, the first September 11th verdict. The verdict was directed against the Republic of Iraq, al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The case was tried before a Federal Judge in Manhattan. The lawyers from The Beasley Firm were the first and only to prove that the Republic of Iraq provided “material support or resources” to, and conspired with, Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network of terrorists. The Beasley Firm lawyers took a shrewd approach, focusing on only six defendants. We deployed expert witnesses in masterful fashion, with testimony powerful enough to convince a federal judge that a credible cause of action existed. It was a case widely scoffed at by legal observers when it was first filed. No one thought The Beasley Firm lawyers could marshal sufficiently compelling evidence. Instead, with the assistance of former CIA director R. James Woolsey, and Laurie Mylroie, Ph.D., as well as compelling satellite photos, statements from foreign Ambassadors, and volumes of exhibits, The Beasley Firm obtained the world’s first 9-11 verdict.

Smith v Republic of Iraq et al: The firm won a $104 million verdict in 2003 on behalf of the families of victims of the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks, the first September 11th verdict. The verdict was directed against the Republic of Iraq, al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The case was tried before a Federal Judge in Manhattan. The lawyers from The Beasley Firm were the first and only to prove that the Republic of Iraq provided “material support or resources” to, and conspired with, Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network of terrorists. The Beasley Firm lawyers took a shrewd approach, focusing on only six defendants. We deployed expert witnesses in masterful fashion, with testimony powerful enough to convince a federal judge that a credible cause of action existed. It was a case widely scoffed at by legal observers when it was first filed. No one thought The Beasley Firm lawyers could marshal sufficiently compelling evidence. Instead, with the assistance of former CIA director R. James Woolsey, and Laurie Mylroie, Ph.D., as well as compelling satellite photos, statements from foreign Ambassadors, and volumes of exhibits, The Beasley Firm obtained the world’s first 9-11 verdict.

Complex Litigation Cases We Handle

If you are faced with a complex case, let The Beasley Firm represent your interests!

Decades of Successes in Complex Litigation

Some of our most notable complex litigation may come as a surprise to you. They serve as an example of our firm's capabilities and a snapshot of our Philadelphia litigation attorneys' legal prowess.  These are beyond the over $1 billion recovered for cases such as medical negligence, products liability, and aviation crash litigation: 

$104 Million Against The Republic of Iraq

  • We were the first lawfirm in the world to obtain a Judgment against those who caused the life changing attacks on September 11, 2001.  When we filed the case, it was widely laughed at by other lawyers, attorneys, and law firms. No one thought that a firm could win against the Republic of Iraq, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. We did. 

Record $907 Million Against Ira Einhorn

  • The Beasley Firm received the largest judgment ever against one person. We were awarded a $907 million verdict in a civil suit against Ira Einhorn for the murder of his girlfriend Holly Maddux. At the time, it was one of the most shocking murders in Philadelphia history. We won the case against Einhorn while he was still hiding in France. This verdict prevented Einhorn from making money off of the sales from a book detailing his experience.

Our Unique Approach

Helping Clients Navigate the Legal System Since 1958

We routinely handle cases with many challenging components. However, our history of success did not develop because we took the easy road. Our firm employs experts in their fields who thrive in stretching their legal capabilities and challenging those who want to get away with a complex crime.

No case is too complex for our team of litigation attorneys. Our lawyers, guided by years of expertise, education, training, and hard work, relish the opportunity to unravel a case that many simply cannot.

Opposing counsel knows that our cases are well-prepared and well-tried. Your case will be at an advantage if you are represented by The Beasley Firm. Call (215) 866-2424!

 

 

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