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  • Court of Civil Appeals reiterates that absent the appellant’s filing of a supersedeas bond, execution on a judgment cannot be stayed.

  • Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court’s award of periodic alimony and alimony in gross, holding that evidence did not support trial court’s award.


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Trump Judicial Pick Did Not Disclose He Is Married to a White House Lawyer

One of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees did not disclose on publicly available congressional documents that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office.

Alabama’s Secretary of State: “Crossover Voters will not be prosecuted”

For months now we have been wondering what will happen to the 674 people identified by the Alabama Secretary of State's office as potential crossover voters. Friday afternoon, we finally got the answer. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has confirmed that none of those voters will be prosecuted.

Uninsured drivers in Alabama could face hefty penalties starting Nov. 1

Alabama drivers caught without liability insurance will face stiffer penalties starting Nov. 1.

Roy Moore: Could Alabama Senate candidate face criminal charges?

Claims from Alabama women who said they had sexual encounters with Roy Moore when they were teens has rocked the U.S. Senate race just weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 election. The claims also raise the question: if the allegations are true, could Moore now face legal consequences?

Alabama still doesn’t have a data breach notification law

If a company in Alabama has a data breach, it doesn’t have a legal obligation to tell customers their personal information has been compromised. Alabama and South Dakota are the only states without data breach notification laws on the books, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Will Birmingham's non-discrimination law survive legal challenges?

Days after the Birmingham City Council passed the non-discrimination law - the first in the state to provide legal protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity -- some attorneys are questioning whether it could survive legal challenges.

Family works to turn heartbreaking loss into push for new law

The death of Adam Bailey at just 24 years old left his family with so many questions. How did he die? Could he have been saved if someone had just called 911 earlier?

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Alabama Business Entity Selection: Tax Issues Your Clients Need to Know

Vincent Schilleci, III
Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Defending a Suit Under the Governmental Tort Liability Act

Emily Taylor
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Wednesday, November 30, 2017
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Pre-Suit Collection in Alabama: Locating Assets and Collection Methods that Work

Chip C. Dawson, Jr.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
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Alabama Probate Update: Inventory, Valuation, Accounting, and Creditor Claim Obstacles

April Dunaway Wise
Capell & Howard, P.C.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Jury Selection: The Art of Asking the Right Questions

D. Scott Hurley
The Hurley Law Firm, P.C.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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Alabama Auto Insurance Review: What to Do When Damages Appear to Exceed Coverage

Nancy L. Eady
Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Attorney ESI Update: How to Uncover and Use Social Media Evidence for Maximum Case Benefit

Marcus Chatterton
Balch & Bingham LLP
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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