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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.

'Novel' talc lawsuit rejected by Third Circuit; No injury alleged but buyer's remorse

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A woman has no right to damages for buying talc-based baby powder and then regretting the decision because she learned later of an alleged link with ovarian cancer.

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.

PIO Boot Camp alleged to have sent faxes without consent to Mississippi legal firm

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 11, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi legal practice alleges an Arizona company that hosts seminars sent it two unsolicited faxes.

EEOC alleges Gulf Coast shipbuilder fired employee for making discrimination claims

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Gulf Coast shipbuilder for allegedly firing an employee placed by a staffing agency due to his past claims of discrimination against the shipbuilder.

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.

Koch Foods to pay $3.75 million to settle class action discrimination lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — One of the nation's largest poultry suppliers has agreed to settle a class employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the federal government for $3.75 million, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

ALABAMA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Steve Marshall announces court of Criminal Appeals upholds Etowah County Murder Conviction

By Press release submission | Jul 21, 2018

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of William Dangelo McKinney for murder and for domestic violence by strangulation.

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.

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