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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.
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