Tuesday September 19, 2017    

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  • Supreme Court reverses trial court’s dismissal of action challenging attorney fees charged in a class action suit;provision regarding reimbursement of expenses to lawfirm was not ambiguous and clients were arguably charged for fees in addition to those provided for in contingency fee contract.

  • Supreme Court grants mandamus relief and holds that plaintiff, who alleged that doctor sexually abused her, was not entitled to records from the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners regarding an earlier allegation made against the doctor for inappropriate touching, because this information was privileged pursuant to statute.

  • Supreme Court holds that the failure of the plaintiff’s supervisors to install a safer saw that was on the premises was not the equivalent of removing a safety guard from an existing saw so as to subject them to liability under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act.


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Alabama law enforcers: 'We have your back'

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to Alabama Friday and assured a room full of law-enforcement leaders and officers that the Trump administration fully supports them.

Lawsuit challenging racial makeup of Alabama courts moves forward

Despite accounting for more than one-quarter of the state's population, African-Americans rarely get elected to the state's highest courts - a situation advocacy groups want to change by ending statewide judicial elections.

Alabama grapples with new sentences for juvenile lifers

Sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison for murders committed when they were teenagers, dozens of Alabama inmates are seeking the chance of release one day in the light of U.S. Supreme Court decisions banning mandatory life without parole for juveniles.

Trump nominates black Alabama judge to federal bench

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry F. Moorer to serve a lifetime appointment as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile, according to a Thursday announcement from the White House.

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.

Longtime judge, Tommy Battle in dispute over Huntsville city court

Huntsville's lone full-time municipal judge contends that the court has been violating state law for more than a year because Mayor Tommy Battle has not appointed a presiding judge.

Senate confirms 2 Alabama attorneys for federal posts

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed two attorneys will deep Alabama connections to federal positions.

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Alabama Workers' Compensation Act: The Clower Decision

Charley M. Drummond
Fish Nelson & Holden LLC
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Attorney Update: Constitutional Components of Gun Laws in Alabama and Nationwide

Adam C. Dauro
Heard, Ary & Dauro, LLC
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Alabama Probate Litigation Update: Win the Will Contest and Other Battles

Peter Wright
Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cybersecurity Cases and Trends: Helping Clients Comply and Control Risk

Justin Joy
Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Client Cybersecurity Update: Top 10 Things to Do in the Event of a Data Breach

Paige Boshell, Mike Pennington, and Alex Purvis
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How to Use LLCs in Alabama Estate Planning to Protect Client Assets

Herbert E. (Chip) Browder
Browder & Welborn
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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