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- Supreme Court rejects plaintiff’s contention that he should not be held to terms of arbitration agreement because it was signed with defendant/funeral home at the time of his wife’s death while he was distraught, thereby rendering it unconscionable.
- Court of Civil Appeals affirms trial court’s determination that employee was permanently and totally disabled, noting that although employer did not receive notice as required by law, it was not prejudiced by that failure.
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What Happens When U.S. Immigration Rules Tighten? Let's Look To Alabama
Back in 2011, Alabama passed what was then considered the nation's strictest immigration law. Much of it was later struck down by the courts. Now, the law offers a snapshot of potential challenges ahead for the Trump administration. For Fernanda Herrera, a senior at Samford University outside Birmingham, Ala., the current climate surrounding immigration has her scared, just as the Alabama law did in 2011.
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