Beasley Allen firm sued by potential Yaz client for allegedly providing misleading information

Michelle Massey Jan. 4, 2011, 3:21am



An Alabama law firm is being sued by a client who claims the firm conveyed improper and misleading information regarding her case.

Seeking more than $15 million in damages, Danielle Cavalier filed a lawsuit against Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin & Miles and unknown employee on Dec. 28 in federal court in New Orleans.

The defendant is an Alabama professional corporation of legal attorneys that advertises for legal services relative to damages from using Yaz and Yasmin pharmaceuticals.

In November 2009, Cavalier hired the law firm after viewing a television advertisement regarding possible litigation against the manufacturers and distributors of Yaz and Yasmin. She states she had little and sporadic communication between herself and any member of Beasley Allen.

She contacted the law firm in May 2010 and states she communicated with an employee of Beasley Allen who conveyed improper and misleading information about her potential case. Cavalier states due to this information she has suffered financial damages, emotional pain and suffering, embarrassment and humiliation.

The defendant is accused of intentional infliction of emotional distress, failure to properly train and supervise employees and failing to mitigate damages.

The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of more than $15 million in damages for infliction of emotional distress, pain and suffering, mental anguish and punitive damages.

Cavalier is represented by New Orleans attorney Richard G. Perque.

Case No. 2:10-cv-04628

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