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  • Supreme Court reverses trial court’s grant of summary judgment in medical malpractice case, holding that nature of plaintiff’s injury, which was akin to frostbite, did not require expert testimony.
     
  • Court of Civil Appeals affirms trial court’s judgment of divorce that limited wife’s share of marital assets to 38% and required husband to pay only four years of alimony even though court made no finding of fault, parties had been married for 26 years, and wife had not been employed for most of the marriage.
     
  • Court of Civil Appeals affirms trial court’s grant of summary judgment to codefendants in harassment case even though one of the defendants never filed a motion seeking summary judgment.

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Alabama's new AG would recuse from Bentley probe

 

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall took office Monday and immediately promised to step aside from any investigation by his staff of Gov. Robert Bentley, who appointed him. Marshall, in remarks after his swearing-in ceremony, said he understood what he described as the "cloud" surrounding his appointment. There have been lingering questions about Bentley naming an attorney general at a time when there were hints the office might be investigating the governor.

An array of business and economic development groups are vocalizing their concerns about the Alabama version of a controversial restroom bill that plunged North Carolina into political chaos.

 

Appeals court: Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker's 1st Amendment legal fight can continue

 

Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Parker's legal fight to overturn a state law that requires a judge be automatically suspended when judicial ethics charges are filed has gained new life.

 

Number of Alabama inmates dropping, but not without consequences

 

The number of inmates in Alabama's notoriously jam-packed prisons is falling, a trend that officials attribute mainly to sentencing guidelines that took effect in 2013. The decline is expected to continue, mostly because of the guidelines and because of criminal justice reforms passed in 2015 that were intended to slow the flow of offenders to the state's prisons, which were crammed to almost twice their capacity three years ago.

 

 

It appears that the recent surge in “constitutional carry” laws is continuing to pick up steam, as the Alabama legislature appears poised to pass a law this session that will allow the open or concealed carry of a handgun without requiring a government-issued permit.

 

 

Briarwood Presbyterian Church and Briarwood Christian School want their own police department and a bill proposing it passed 9-2 in the House Public Safety Committee on Thursday, Briarwood's attorney said. The same bill passed last year but got to the governor late and never received a signature, said attorney Eric Johnston, who drafted the bill for the church.

 

 

Public safety officials from various agencies across the State of Alabama gathered on the front steps of the Alabama State House on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in support of legislation that would increase the penalty on offenders convicted of violence against members of the public safety.

 

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