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

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

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.

Insurer can't recover $465K it spent fighting med-mal case; Ala. SC says statute of limitations had tolled

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a Shelby Circuit Court summary judgment that awarded Benchmark Insurance Co. $465,000 in its indemnification lawsuit filed against a pharmacist employed by Southern Medical Inc.

Doctor fighting sexual abuse lawsuit doesn't have to turn over previous complaint

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by a doctor who didn't feel required to turn over a sexual abuse complaint to a separate patient who sued him.

Supreme Court rules Jewels by Park Lane case to be dismissed for improper filing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court of Alabama has dismissed a lawsuit against a jewelry company on the grounds of filing in an improper venue.

Alabama Supreme Court sends workers' compensation suit back to court to decide retaliatory discharge claim

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court remanded a workers' compensation case back to state court to decide if the retaliatory discharge claim, filed by an injured nursing home worker, was covered under her employer’s program designed to compel arbitration.

Alabama Supreme Court sends eight Family Security Credit Union cases to arbitration

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Eight separate claims filed against a credit union for allegedly failing to perfect its security interest in vehicles before financing the purchasers of the vehicles will head arbitration, according to a court ruling.

Court rules woman's termination from North American Bus Industries not warranted

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has reversed a judgment from the Calhoun Circuit Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit against. North American Bus Industries Inc. (NABI).

Alabama Supreme Court rules officers immune to charges over fatal chase

The state's high court ruled that a woman injured in a police chase where another person was killed cannot sue the officers involved in the incident or the city that employs them.

Widowed Mobile man must mediate with funeral home, Alabama SC rules

A Mobile, Ala., man, who appealed an order to abide by a funeral home’s arbitration clause, has to accept the contract terms he originally agreed to after a dispute arising from the alleged mishandling of his wife’s cremation, the state's high court ruled last month.

Alabama high court won't rehear FELA case against Norfolk Southern

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has denied Norfolk Southern Railway's request to rehear a case in which the railroad was deemed negligent for not discovering a defective switch during track inspections.

Alabama SC: Lower court didn’t have jurisdiction to force Caremark to produce info on class members

The state’s high court, in an opinion released Feb. 24, granted Caremark Rx LLC’s petition for writ of mandamus and issued a writ directing the Franklin Circuit Court to vacate its Aug. 1, 2016 order.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses order compelling arbitration in boat sale case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court on March 3 overturned a trial court’s order compelling arbitration in a case involving the financing of a boat.

Ala. SC rules expert witness not always necessary to prove medical negligence

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that in cases in which a layperson can understand the consequences of medical negligence, an expert is not needed, reversing a summary dismissal of a medical malpractice case.

Ala. SC declines to apply ‘new, greatly expanded’ theory of liability in hospital negligence cases

The state Supreme Court, in a per curiam opinion released Feb. 10, sided with Helen Keller Hospital in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against it, affirming the ruling of a trial court.

Alabama Supreme Court rules electronic bingo is illegal in state

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Dec. 23 that the Alabama Supreme Court ruled for the second time this year that electronic bingo is illegal in the state.