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• Court of Civil Appeals addresses arguments regarding disqualification of personal representatives based on residence and unfitness.


• Court of Civil Appeals reverses trial court’s imposition of attorney’s fees against employer in case involving utilization review procedure; the fact that trial court did not find
employer to be in contempt for failing to approve medical procedure precluded award of attorney fee.

 

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Prosecutors plan to call Mobile County License Commisioner's defense attorney as witness

Prosecutors have asked one of Mobile License Commissioner Kim Hastie's defense attorneys to step down because they plan to call him as a witness in her criminal trial.

 

Charter schools coming to Alabama; here's more about what that means

In less than two years, Alabama could have public schools that choose teachers and curriculum based on goals and terms spelled out in a contract, instead of state laws and regulations..
 

Body cameras a go for Mobile Police Department in Tuesday's City Council recap

The Mobile City Council approved unanimously Tuesday a $480,775 contract with TASER International for the purchase and maintenance of body cameras, tasers and data storage services.

 

Alabama bill would allow faith-based adoption agencies not to place children with same-sex couples

Alabama would allow adoption agencies -- including those with state contracts -- to refuse to place children with same-sex couples on religious grounds, under a bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature.

 

Bill increasing age limit for judges, which could benefit Roy Moore, passes Alabama House

A piece of legislation -- often referred to as the Roy Moore bill -- that would raise the maximum age of judges from 70 to 72 passed the Alabama House after much debate.

 

Lawmaker scales back Gov. Robert Bentley's proposed car tax increase; Democrats carrying two of Bentley's tax bills

A state legislator has scaled back a key part of Gov. Robert Bentley's plan to raise taxes by $541 million a year.

 

Prison reform approved by Alabama Senate committee

A plan to keep some nonviolent offenders out of prison and keep others from returning to prison was approved today by the Judiciary Committee in the Alabama Senate.
 

 

 

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