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Alabama fuel station owner alleges Circle K Stores facility sold fuel below cost

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 8, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – An Alabama fuel station owner alleges the operator of another fuel station used illegal practices to injure competitors.

Alabama alleges it will lose congressional seat because of 2020 census rule

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Alabama alleges it stands to lose a congressional seat and an electoral vote because of a new rule to include foreign nationals in the 2020 census.

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.

Ala. couple suing owners of cow they crashed car into; Courts deny summary judgment

By Robert Davis | Mar 27, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – On March 9, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the judgment of a trial court to deny summary judgment to Robert and Mary Pauline Brewer after they struck a cow while driving home in March 2015.

Colonial Pipeline reaches agreement with Alabama for 2016 equipment ruptures

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Colonial Pipeline has entered into an agreement with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall to resolve allegations involving the company's 2016 gasoline pipeline ruptures and releases.

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.

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

By Carrie Salls | Sep 20, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Sep 19, 2017

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.

Coalition of AGs opposes colleagues' stance on Remington rifles settlement

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 8, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Aug. 29 that he is leading an 11-state coalition in an amicus brief opposing firearms regulations.

Ala. nursing assistant who alleged she contracted scabies on the job will get another try for Workers' Comp

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 7, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – On July 21, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision in favor of a health center after a certified nursing assistant sued for Workers' Compensation, alleging she contracted scabies from an outbreak in the facility.

Alabama court rules patient care technician did not establish causation in Workers' Comp claim

By Dee Thompson | Aug 7, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – An Alabama patient care technician who sued Shelby Baptist Medical Center for an injury sustained while on the job has seen her case struck down by a state appellate court because she failed to prove medical causation.

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

By Kacie Whaley | Jun 30, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Jun 2, 2017

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

By Melissa Busch | Jun 2, 2017

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.

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