Alabama Supreme Court News

Alabama Supreme Court grants venue change for case against Tyson Chicken

By Chandra Lye | Dec 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – In a 4-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Alabama has granted a writ of mandamus, ordering that a case against Tyson Chicken Inc. be moved from Marshall Circuit Court to Cullman Circuit Court.

Alabama Supreme Court partially agrees with trial court in case involving pay to Space Science Exhibit commissioners

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 6, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part a writ of mandamus filed by Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission officers in a case of alleged noncompliance with compensation laws.

Alabama Supreme Court denies petition as 'moot' in dispute over arbitration award

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has denied a petition for a writ of mandamus regarding the appeal of an arbitration award.

Alabama high court orders dismissal so case over sports complex can be moved to Missouri court

By Carrie Salls | Nov 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama granted a request by a Missouri construction company to vacate an order that denied its motion to dismiss the case over allegations of improper venue.

Alabama Supreme Court affirms ruling expert was not qualified in malpractice case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 7, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has affirmed a trial court's ruling in a medical malpractice case against an internist regarding the admission of expert testimony.

Alabama Supreme Court: Daughter in wrongful death case didn't have authority to sign arbitration agreement

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The daughter of a deceased dementia patient will not have to submit to arbitration in her wrongful death lawsuit against a Huntsville, Alabama nursing and rehabilitation center following an Alabama Supreme Court opinion issued earlier this month.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses $20 million malpractice award, orders new trial

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 10, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The family of a Gadsden woman who allegedly died as a result of malpractice and negligence had a $20 million decision in their favor reversed.

Wrongful death plaintiff can try for nurse's personnel file again, Ala. SC rules

By William Sassani | Sep 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled in favor of the estate of Frederick O’Brian Elliot, who died in 2015 while in the care of Baptist Health Systems.

Alabama Supreme Court allows breach of warranty claim to stand in surgical mesh suit

By Sandra Lane | Sep 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A decision regarding the appeal of a lawsuit over medical malpractice allegations was handed down by Justice James Allen Main of the Alabama Supreme Court on Aug. 24.

Oyster farmers can sue commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., Ala. SC rules

By Sandra Lane | Sep 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama on Aug. 19 reversed a decision of the Montgomery Circuit Court, reinstating the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by oyster farmers.

Defamation suit filed by alleged Roy Moore victim will stay in Alabama court

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 30, 2018

Court upholds lower circuit court ruling for change of venue from Etowah to Montgomery county.

Wrongful death case against nursing home to be heard in Ala. court, not arbitration

By John Breslin | Aug 10, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A woman suing a nursing home company on behalf of her late mother has won one round of her action after the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a motion to compel arbitration.

Baptist Health System granted another trial in $10 million Ala. medical malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A man previously awarded $10 million over his son’s treatment at Walker Baptist Medical Center has to face another trial, according to a May 18 opinion in the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Alabama SC orders arbitration in lawsuit over heavy mining equipment

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Alabama's high court has reversed a ruling that denied arbitration in a case over allegedly defective heavy mining equipment.

Alabama Supreme Court denies woman new trial in wrongful death lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court backed a lower court’s ruling as it denied a woman’s post-judgment request for a new trial in a wrongful death case.

Talent agency not liable for injuries at Ala. Cannibal Corpse show

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A talent agency was exonerated recently by the Supreme Court of Alabama regarding incidents allegedly leading to a teenager’s injuries on the grounds that the multi-national company did not fall under the state’s jurisdiction.

Ala. Supreme Court rules damages cap does not apply to wrongful death suit against nurses

By Angela Underwood | Jan 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a ruling in a wrongful death case and has ruled that the claims against nurses are not subject to a damages cap.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses $2.5 million wrongful death ruling after eyewitness not disclosed

By Angela Underwood | Dec 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a multimillion-dollar verdict in a wrongful death case stemming from a fatal accident.

Alabama SC: Settlement schedule violates due process rights, class members deserve more information

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 4, 2017

The state’s high court sided with objectors, vacating an order entered by a trial court awarding class counsel a fee of $124 million for their work on a $310 million class action settlement.

Alabama Supreme Court upholds summary judgment rejection in wrongful death lawsuit

By David Hutton | Oct 3, 2017

The Alabama Supreme Court concluded the Dallas Circuit Court was correct when it denied a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against Terrence Venter and the city of Selma.

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