Highlights from Current Issue

  • Court of Civil Appeals applies recent Supreme Court precedent and holds that mandamus petition that challenged juvenile court’s order was due to be considered even though it was not timely filed because it challenged the subject-matter jurisdiction of the court.
  • Court of Civil Appeals determines, as a matter of first impression, that a trial court can, sua sponte, set aside a judgment pursuant to Ala. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(4).
  • Court of Civil Appeals grants mandamus relief and holds that widow’s action for workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of her husband was due to be dismissed.

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Alabama Supreme Court rules electronic bingo is illegal in state


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.


A bill due to be introduced into the Alabama Senate in February is calling for the introduction of attendants in mixed-gender public bathrooms to guard against possible crimes such as molestation, assault and battery.


Woman can sue doctor for wrongful death after miscarriage, Alabama Supreme Court rules


A Helena woman can proceed with a wrongful death claim against a doctor for her miscarriage when she was about six weeks pregnant, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday in reversing a Jefferson County judge's order that dismissed her claim.


Should Alabama churches have armed guards? 'Crazy folks on earth,' lawmaker says


An Alabama lawmaker is pushing a bill to authorize churches to have armed security guards within their membership and provide those guards with a level of legal immunity.



Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Dec. 13 that his office and the Alabama Plumbers and Gasfitters Examining Board have settled with Plumbing 911 Inc. of Moody and its owner and president, Tony C. Gowins of Talladega.



A two-year-old legal dispute involving pay for Mexican guest workers at a coastal Alabama oyster processor has ended with an $86,500 settlement approved this week in district court.



According to EEOC, the temporary staffing firm recruited Hispanic workers to work at a poultry processing plant but subjected them to less favorable terms and conditions of employment than non-Hispanic workers. Additionally, East Coast Labor Solutions purportedly refused to accommodate the disabilities of certain Hispanic employees.


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