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Evidence of flesh-sensing technology cannot be used in case alleging injury from portable bench saw
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2011

The Alabama Supreme Court has directed a trial court to vacate its order allowing one of the plaintiff’s experts to access “flesh-sensing technology” developed by a bench-saw manufacturers’ joint venture, including the defendant.

Alabama enacts toughest state immigration law yet
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2011

On June 9, 2011, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law an immigration bill similar to Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070.

Alabama’s new immigration law: new responsibilities for the state’s employers
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2011

On June 9, 2011, Governor Robert Bentley signed into law an expansive immigration measure, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.

Alabama enacts comprehensive immigration law
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

On June 9, 2011, Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act described as the toughest immigration law in the country.

11th Circuit upholds ruling that recall notice was insufficient to establish defect or causation in medical device case
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2011

As we previously reported, the Northern District of Alabama rejected a plaintiff's attempt to use a recall notice and warning letter as evidence of causation in a medical device manufacturing defect case.

Rumor has it beware reporting rumors
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2011

An Alabama appellate court has held that a newspaper can commit libel by reporting rumor even when the newspaper accurately quotes the rumor's source, includes a denial by the rumor's subject, and makes clear that the allegation is unverified.

Tax representatives beware of offering estimates of value during property tax hearings
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2010

A recent Opinion of the Alabama Attorney General has brought much attention to a common practice - tax representatives offering estimates of value during Board of Equalization hearings on property tax assessments.

Supreme Court of Alabama: "abnormal" bad faith claim improperly dismissed
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2008

The Supreme Court of Alabama recently reversed summary judgment in favor of an insurer on an "abnormal" bad faith claim, ruling that genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether the insurer failed to properly investigate the insured’s claim and failed to investigate the condition of the insured’s house prior to the hurricane that allegedly caused the damage.

Gregory V. Mersol
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP