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Libertarian Party of Alabama challenges $34,000 cost for voter registration list

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A minor political party in Alabama alleges a state law that provides a voter registration list free of charge to major political parties but not minor ones is discriminatory.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses decision in suit over levy for hospital construction

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed the judgment of a trial court in a case over a levy for the construction and operation of a hospital.

Supreme Court orders new trial in 13-year-old Ala. wrongful death lawsuit over stillborn child

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled a woman is entitled to a new trial in a wrongful death suit against a physician and medical group over her stillborn son.

Alabama Supreme Court grants Mercedes-Benz a change of venue in Workers' Comp case

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 17, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has granted Mercedes-Benz's petition for writ of mandamus for a change of venue in a Workers' Compensation lawsuit.

Alabama court rules insurance company did not have duty to advise manufacturer concerning coverage before fire

By Charmaine Little | Jan 9, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 21, the Supreme Court of Alabama sided with an insurance company in a lawsuit over insurance coverage for a fire at a factory.

Career Education settlement with 48 states includes more than $400 million in student debt relief

By Marian Johns | Jan 7, 2019

PHOENIX — A company that operated for-profit schools across the United States has reached a settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia that will provide more than $400 million in student debt relief for students who were allegedly deceived by the company's false claims.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses summary judgment ruling in case over fire at body shop

By Charmaine Little | Dec 31, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 7, the Supreme Court of Alabama reversed a decision for summary judgment in a case over a fire at an auto body shop.

Alabama Supreme Court upholds dismissal of state's case against Volkswagen AG over tampering claims

By Charmaine Little | Dec 27, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama determined one of the state of Alabama’s claims against Volkswagen AG was blocked by the Clean Air Act and affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the complaint on Dec. 14.

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DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

Alabama attorney general lauds EPA's new 'Waters of the United States' rule

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY — A recently enacted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water rule by the Trump administration is receiving praise from Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall who says the rule will "define" the Clean Water Act.

Alabama joins multistate attorneys general coalition targeting illegal robocalls

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined a 39-state coalition working with telecom companies in an effort to examine their most recent technology designed to stop illegal robocalls.

Encore Capital to pay $6 million to resolve alleged unfair debt collecting

By Marian Johns | Dec 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY — Alabama, along with 36 other states and the District of Columbia, has agreed to a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries regarding the companies' debt buying and collecting actions.

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 AG applauds Supreme Court ruling relating to federal government's 'critical habitat' land designation

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY — The U.S. Supreme Court's recent 8-0 decision in Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being called by Alabama's Attorney General as a victory in the state's effort to stop federal government overreach in land management.

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.

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