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  • Supreme Court affirms trial court’s finding that binding contract existed where mother-in-law loaned daughter-inlaw money to pay off her student loans; even though contract was not reduced to writing, sufficient evidence was presented to demonstrate its existence.

  • Supreme Court reverses trial court’s refusal to compel arbitration in case involving retaliatory discharge claim; although claim arose out of workers’ compensation facts, it remained a tort claim that was subject to the employment dispute plan instituted by defendant/employer.

  • Court of Civil Appeals held that trial court’s assessment of a $5,000 attorney fee against DHR for its improper handling of father’s dispute over child support arrearage he purportedly owed was invalid; DHR is immune from such a suit, and the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.


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Key facts on the resignation of Alabama's governor

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned and pleaded guilty on the first day of a legislative hearing that could have led to his impeachment over allegations linked to his alleged affair with a longtime aide.

Birmingham law firm Bradley lays off 28

Birmingham law firm Bradley, formerly known as Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, has laid off a total of 28 people. The layoffs affect seven of Bradley's nine offices. Twenty-one out of 160 secretaries in those seven offices were affected, along with five paralegals and two other staff members.

Racial profiling bill moves step closer to becoming Alabama law

An Alabama House committee has approved a bill to prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement and require police, state troopers and sheriffs to maintain records on the race of those stopped for traffic offenses.

No widespread implications yet in Alabama workers comp law ruling

A recent ruling in Alabama that declared the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional will have no effect on the overall system but bears watching, as it drew from a Florida Supreme Court ruling that upended that state’s workers comp system, according to experts.

Alabama legislature 2017: Which bills passed and which ones failed?

Alabama lawmakers ended the 2017 legislative session on Friday. Here's a look at some of the proposals that passed and failed this year.

Court rules Alabama Death Row inmate cannot die by firing squad, hanging

A federal appeals court is rejecting the claims of an Alabama Death Row inmate who says he should be executed by hanging or firing squad rather than lethal injection.

Donald Trump eyes two conservative Alabama judges to fill federal court vacancies

On Monday, the president is expected to name two, conservative Alabama judges among a slate of 10 nominees to fill federal courts vacancies, as he takes the first major step toward filling more than 120 vacancies in lower federal courts across the country.

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