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Alabama Supreme Court upholds summary judgment rejection in wrongful death lawsuit

David Hutton Oct. 3, 2017, 12:53pm

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

Carrie Salls Sep. 20, 2017, 9:20am

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

Carrie Salls Sep. 19, 2017, 3:01pm

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

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:58am

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

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 7, 2017, 12:38pm

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

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 11:48am

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

Kacie Whaley Jun. 30, 2017, 5:15am

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

Dee Thompson Jun. 2, 2017, 3:59pm

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

Melissa Busch Jun. 2, 2017, 3:58pm

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

Zachary Lewis May 16, 2017, 10:09am

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).

Attorney general's case against Alabama State University is closed

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2017, 9:33am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Acting Alabama Attorney General Chris McCool announced May 2 that the case of alleged wrongdoing at Alabama State University (ASU) has been closed.

Alabama backs Supreme Court's decision to uphold state's PAC-to-PAC transfer ban

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2017, 10:05am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced April 25 that he supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject a challenge to Alabama’s PAC-to-PAC transfer ban.

Georgia consumer alleges health information business violated contract

Wadi Reformado May 1, 2017, 3:15pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A Georgia woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a health information business, alleging breach of contract.

Alabama appeals court overturns writ in $10,000 knitting machines case

Karen Kidd Apr. 28, 2017, 9:57am

MONTGOMERY, Ala (Legal Newsline) – Alabama's Court of Civil Appeals has effectively overturned an approximately $10,000 default judgment in a long-standing squabble between two businesses over three knitting machines and a forklift.

Alabama attorney general urges consumers affected by Provigil settlement to file claims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:48am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced April 18 that he is urging consumers to file claims related to the state’s settlement with the makers of the drug Provigil by June 25.

Lenders: Alabama task force was unfair, created by governor as distraction from scandal

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 18, 2017, 8:03am

Now former Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican who resigned last week amid scandal, issued a directive last June ordering the creation of the Alabama Consumer Credit Task Force.

Court affirms dismissal of personal injury lawsuit because of plaintiff's actions during discovery process

Sara McCleary Apr. 7, 2017, 1:05pm

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a lower court’s judgment to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit due to the plaintiff’s failure to take appropriate actions during the discovery process.

Alabama Supreme Court rules officers immune to charges over fatal chase

Glenn Minnis Apr. 7, 2017, 12:49pm

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.

Alabama federal court dismisses CSX's lawsuit over diesel fuel sales taxes

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:10am

Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall and Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee recently announced that a federal court has dismissed CSX Transportation’s lawsuit against the state, which had challenged Alabama’s 4 percent sales tax to CSX’s purchase of diesel fuel.

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

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 3, 2017, 2:44pm

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.