Highlights from Current Issue

 

• Supreme Court grants mandamus relief and holds that trial court’s protective order prohibiting the parties from mentioning ongoing litigation on social media and websites was overly broad.


• Supreme Court holds that circuit court had exclusive jurisdiction over dispute regarding disbursement of wrongful death proceeds.


• Supreme Court affirms trial court’s grant of summary judgment in medical malpractice case, holding that plaintiff failed to present sufficient expert testimony regarding causation.

 

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Hoover Met to become new full-service satellite courthouse

Hoover officials announced on Monday that the Jefferson County vehicle tag renewal office at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium will operate as a new full-service satellite courthouse for Jefferson County.

 

House Speaker Mike Hubbard prepares for arrest following investigation

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is preparing for a possible arrest stemming from a year-long state corruption investigation, according to a report from the Associated Press.

 

Way-too-early poll shows AG Luther Strange atop field for 2018 gubernatorial race: Today in Alabama politics

Results of a new poll showed up on an Alabama political blog Monday showing Attorney General Luther Strange as the frontrunner in the 2018 gubernatorial race.

 

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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