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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 21 May 2019

Alabama Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling on the Taxation of Computer Software

In a 5-3-1 decision, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the sale of computer software in Alabama is subject to sales or use tax, even if


Stinson LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2018

Alabama Won’t Enforce Arbitration With Nursing Home When Patient Had Dementia

Every time I think the spate of state supreme court opinions about nursing home arbitration surely must be over, another one comes out to prove me


Phelps Dunbar LLP | USA | 16 Aug 2018

Insurance Law Report: August 2018

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that Alabama’s two-year statute of limitations for claims against agents and brokers for failing to procure insurance


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2018

Post-Valentine's Day Blues? Don't Worry. You Still May Be Your Contract Workers' "Special Employer"

In the post-Valentine's Day wake, you may question whether you are still your contract workers' "special employer" (for purposes of the Alabama


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 24 Jan 2018

Another Comparative Book Review

What follows is a guest post from Mark Herrmann, the co-founder and former co-host of this blog. While he hasn't litigated since going in house, he


Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 12 Jan 2018

Spotlight on Alabama: Supreme Court Affirms Limitations of Municipal Business License Tax on Out-of-State Suppliers

The Code of Alabama grants municipalities certain powers related to the imposition of business license taxes on trades, businesses, or vocations which


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 27 Dec 2017

When Holding On Is Letting Go: Alabama Supreme Court Agrees Holding Title to Goods Delivered into City Insufficient for Purposes of Imposing Municipal Business License Tax

On December 8, 2017, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order without opinion in Thomas v. Elbow River Marketing Ltd. Partnership,affirming a lower


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2017

Due Process Strikes Back: Alabama Supreme Court Vacates $124M Class Settlement Attorneys’ Fee Award

The Alabama Supreme Court recently vacated a substantial $124 million attorneys’ fee award in connection with a class action settlement (Lawler v


Vandeventer Black LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2017

Can an architect be held liable for defects in construction?

It is common on commercial construction projects for the owner to hire the architect to perform services during construction, in addition to


Baker McKenzie | Canada | 17 Oct 2017

Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs in on Evidence Supporting Random Testing

In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that, before employees in safety sensitive positions can be subjected to random drug and alcohol

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