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.

Legal News

 

Find all the latest relevant, local news right here! Do you have something you'd like to include?
 Please email us!

 

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.

 

Get up-to-date on these and other new developments, with Alabama Law Weekly. It's the most efficient way to keep up with the latest law changes with a minimum investment of your valuable time.

 

And coupled with AlaLaws.com, it gives you a powerful research tool to help you find Alabama cases for just pennies a day. The newsletter's quick summaries keep you abreast of cases as they come down each week.

 

Plus, As an Alabama Law Weekly subscriber, you get easy online access to a comprehensive database of cases, so you can view and print out the full text of opinions you've read about in the newsletter -- or search for cases on point with your legal issues.

 

Or, if you prefer, you can call our case copy hotline - 1-800-ALA-LAWS - and we'll email, fax, or mail you a copy of an opinion.
 

 

The Newsletter

The Website

* Summaries of all Supreme Court, Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals delivered weekly
* Low subscription rate for firms and sole practitioners

: Learn more
: Sign up now!

  * Searchable summaries AND opinion full text
* 24/7 database access from 1997 to current cases
* Newsletter archives
* Cumulative index

: Learn more
: Sign up now!


Social Media Online

find us on facebook
follow us on twitter

Audio Conferences

Audio Conferences

Best and Worst of Witness Examinations 

Matt Glover
 Prince Glover & Hayes

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017 
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Living or Testamentary Trusts in Alabama: Tax Considerations and Drafting Tips

Meegan Colclough
 Phelps Dunbar LLC

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Other Live Events

 

2016 Conferences:
 

Alabama Tort Law Conference
Friday, September 16th, 2016


Materials Only
 

Alabama Workers' Comp Conference
Friday, September 30th, 2016


Materials Only

Alabama Business Law Conference
Friday, October 28th, 2016


Materials Only


Alabama Real Estate Law Conference
Friday, November 4th, 2016


Materials Only

 

 


 


 

Headlines


M. Lee Smith Publishers®, a division of BLR®, has helped attorneys keep up with legal developments at the state level since 1975. The company publishes more than 80 newsletters on state-specific legal topics across the United States. To learn more, visit our main web site at www.blr.com.

© 2017 BLR®—Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
Privacy Policy
Visit the Publisher's website: www.BLR.com