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• Supreme Court grants mandamus relief and holds that homeowner's insurance carrier's subrogation action filed in circuit court was barred by doctrine of res judicata where homeowners had previously obtained judgment against defendant in small claims court.

• Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court's judgment where trial court assessed a child support arrearage against father but failed to order any portion of that arrearage to be withheld when it issued its income withholding order..


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Birmingham approves $275,000 in lobbyists to sway DNC

The city of Birmingham has made another investment in the hopes of landing the Democratic National Convention.


N.J. Gov. Chris Christie to visit Birmingham for RGA, Bentley campaign

Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, will be making a stop in Alabama on Wednesday for events related to the Republican Governors Association and to aid in the campaign of Gov. Robert Bentley.


Judge Myron Thompson rules Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson today ruled an Alabama law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, saying that it poses an undue burden on women's right to abortion.


Alabama State Bar names new president

Richard J.R. Raleigh Jr. was chosen as the new president of the Alabama State Bar.


Bradley Arant’s Haston tapped to lead global attorney group

Tripp Haston, a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Birmingham office, has been named president of the International Association of Defense Counsel for the coming year.


Attorney: Alabama could feel 'significant impact' from BCBS lawsuit

When U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor denied a motion filed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield to dismiss the antitrust lawsuit filed against the insurance giant last month, legal experts were quick to weigh in on the massive case.t


Ala. state senator advises Congress on prison reforms

Overcrowding in state and federal prisons attracted bipartisan concern Tuesday at a House hearing where an Alabama state legislator said solutions will require political courage from both sides of the aisle.



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