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  • Supreme Court holds, as a matter of law in products liability case, that plaintiff failed to demonstrate that a safer, practical, alternative smoke detector was available at the time of the house fire that caused 4-year-old child’s death, page 2.
     
  • Supreme Court grants mandamus relief and holds that action against employer for assault was precluded by exclusivity provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act inasmuch as the altercation that led to the alleged assault arose out of the plaintiff’s employment page 3.
     
  • Court of Civil Appeals determines, as a matter of first impression, that Social Security disability benefits cannot be used to satisfy an obligor’s child support arrearage, page 4.

 

 

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Legal group representing Roy Moore calls ethics complaint 'outrageous'

 

The legal group representing Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a statement Friday night saying called the charges leveled against Moore by the state's Judicial Inquiry Commission "outrageous." 

 

Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Alabama Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions

 

A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Jimmy Carter has temporarily halted the enforcement of an Alabama law that bans dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions, and prohibits abortion facilities from operating within 2,000 feet of an elementary or middle school.

 

Alabama lawmakers meet to start Gov. Bentley impeachment proceedings

 

The House Judiciary Committee approved rules for impeachment proceedings against Governor Robert Bentley during its first meeting since the legislative session. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones says that the state is in uncharted territory with the current impeachment proceedings against Governor Robert Bentley. He told CBS42 News that the last time the Alabama Legislature moved to impeach was 1915.

 

What legal trouble could Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Rebekah Caldwell Mason face?

 

With many questions and few answers about the alleged relationship between Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, it's unclear exactly what legal trouble, if any, the two could face.

 

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from lawyers representing Shelby County, Alabama, who tried to recover $2 million in attorney fees in a case that nullified a key part of the Voting Rights Act

 

The Supreme Court said Monday that it won't hear an appeal from lawyers representing Shelby County, Alabama, who tried to recover $2 million in attorney fees from the U.S. government in a case that nullified a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

 

 

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief condemning the use of financial bail.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief last week in Walker v. City of Calhoun, Georgia, a challenge to that city’s use of financial bail. The plaintiffs in that case allege that Calhoun’s use of a bail schedule—a document that lists set financial amounts corresponding to offenses—violates the 14th Amendment due process and equal protection rights of those arrested.

 

 

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to repeal a law that ended a Chilton County pastor's ministry for sex offenders. Pastor Ricky Martin provided transitional housing for sex offenders released from prison in trailers behind his church, Triumph Church, which is next door to his house.

 

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