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  • Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court's grant of summary judgment against a defendant who failed to appear at a pretrial scheduling conference where there was insufficient showing that defendant's conduct was willful or contumacious.

  • Court of Civil Appeals dismisses appeal as being untimely where court had entered a final judgment and then amended that judgment to correct a clerical error; time for taking an appeal began running from date of original judgment.

  • Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court's grant of employee's motion to compel requiring employer to pay for medical expenses where court failed to take evidence before entering said order.


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Supreme Court Rules States Are Free To Legalize Sports Betting

The Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that effectively prevented most states from legalizing sports betting, clearing up a legal gray area and opening a door for state governments to join in what has become a lucrative industry.

TAKING ACTION: Alabama law doesn’t require property owners to release radon test results totenants

A South Huntsville couple is trying to get answers after their apartment complex says they were exposed to high levels of radon. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

'Not ready for that': How Alabama Republicans thwarted marijuana decriminalization

Nine states and Washington, D.C., allow for the recreational use of marijuana.

What businesses need to know on Alabama's data breach notification act

With Gov.Kay Ivey’s signature on the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act on March 28, Alabama followed the lead of 49 other states in requiring protection of sensitive consumer information and notice of data breaches, as well as imposing consequences for failing to comply with the Act.

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Social Media and Online Defamation: Evidence, Burden of Proof and Other Key Considerations

Marcus Chatterton
Balch & Bingham LLP
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Workplace Monitoring, Drug Testing, & Searches: New Legal Considerations Regarding Employer & Employee Rights

Victoria J. Franklin-Sisson
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Attorney ESI Update: How to Uncover and Use Social Media Evidence for Maximum Case Benefit

Carter Hale
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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