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Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Oct 30

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

    Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien
    When a building mateiral supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the…
  • Oct 1

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim

    Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claim
    On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and…
  • Sep 23

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application

    It Is Time to Update Your Credit Application
    by Mark A. Cobb Isn’t it generally true that the best time to ask for something from someone is when they want something from you in return. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your spouse, your neighbor or your boss, if they…
Rank this Week: 938

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama
    You can now watch the above video which gives you the complete overview and discussion of the 5 options you have when you are sued by any debt collector or debt buyer in Alabama including Cavalry, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, Portfolio…
  • Aug 20

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case
    Hiring a lawyer to settle the case is a valid option. The objective here is to resolve the case and to get the best deal possible, including getting rid of any credit reporting by the debt collector who sued you. By way of reminder, the…
  • Aug 17

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case
    Hiring a lawyer to fight the case is a valid option. The objective here is to win the case so you owe the debt buyer nothing and you may be entitled to sue the debt collector for filing a bogus suit against you. By way of reminder, the…
Rank this Week: 901

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    United States v. Paladino: On Federal Child Pornography Charge

    United States v. Paladino: On Federal Child Pornography Charge
    Being charged with possession or manufacture of child pornography is one of the most serious federal crimes in terms of sentencing.  If you are convicted of possession of child pornography, there is a five-year mandatory minimum…
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 


    United States v. Ridolfi: Constructive Possession in Firearms Cases 

    Federal firearms offenses can carry serious penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences.  In United States v. Ridolfi, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, defendant was convicted of being a…
  • Oct 19

    United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guideline

    United States v. Marks: Departure from Federal Sentencing Guideline
    United States v. Marks, an appeal heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, involved a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and to launder money. Seven years after pleading guilty, his…
Rank this Week: 1209

Birmingham Injury Blog

Birmingham Injury Blog

Covers deposition tips, drug cases, insurance, mass torts, medical malpractice, product liability, recent case news, and slip and fall accidents. By Watts & Herring, LLC.

http://www.birminghaminjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    "What is the purpose of punitive damages?"

    "What is the purpose of punitive damages?"
    Punitive damages are an important part of the law but the business community has done a great job of "demonizing" punitive damages (except when a business has been harmed then it is "ok" to get punitive damages). So what are punitive…
  • May 31

    "How do I prove my Alabama car wreck was the fault of the other driver?"

    "How do I prove my Alabama car wreck was the fault of the other driver?"
    Ultimately you show the jury enough evidence to convince them the other driver was at fault. So how do you do this? Right After The Wreck Take pictures of your car, the other car, the scene, and any injuries you have. Make sure to save…
  • May 19

    "I have a previous injury that is now worse after my car wreck -- can I be compensated?"

    "I have a previous injury that is now worse after my car wreck -- can I be compensated?"
    This is known as a "pre-existing" injury and you can still be compensated for a negligent person making your pre-existing injury worse. Practical Reality If you are over the age of 20, you likely will have some pre-existing injuries. Maybe…
Rank this Week: 1357

The Soul Practitioner

The Soul Practitioner

Legal technology for the solo attorney. By Clark Stewart.

http://www.thesoulpractitioner.com/
  • Apr 18

    Use Dropbox to Cover Your Microsoft Office Butt

    Use Dropbox to Cover Your Microsoft Office Butt
    This is a tip I picked up from Sam Glover’s post over on The Lawyerist blog. Be sure to check out both Sam and The Lawyerist for great tips and techniques about the practice of law!
  • Mar 28

    Cloudon v. Onlive Desktop

    Cloudon v. Onlive Desktop
            Sometimes I’ve been known to back the wrong horse. I think I’m really in the know on something, and come to find out I was way off the mark. Such was the case with Onlive Desktop – the Microsoft Office app for iPad. I was…
  • Mar 9

    Pioneer Appradio Review

    Pioneer Appradio Review
    As a birthday present to myself I picked up the Pioneer Appradio a couple weeks ago. I recently purchased a 2003 GMC Yukon and was disappointed to find no easy way of integrating my iPod library into the unit. After some research I stumbled…
Rank this Week: 1331

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Covers workers' compensation with a focus on Alabama. By Fish Nelson LLC.

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
  • Oct 31

    Florida Judge Declares Exclusivity Doctrine Unconstitutional

    Florida Judge Declares Exclusivity Doctrine Unconstitutional
    Unless you have been cryogenically frozen in carbonite for the past 3 months, you have probably heard about the recent opinion released by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto which declared the Florida Exclusivity Doctrine unconstitutional.…
  • Oct 13

    Alabama Court of Appeals Reverses Itself in Attorney Fee Case

    Alabama Court of Appeals Reverses Itself in Attorney Fee Case
    On October 10, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in the case of Arthur Barney v. Elizabeth Bell, as personal representative of the estate of Maurice Bell, deceased, and William Clay Teague. This case was before…
  • Sep 22

    The Alabama Workers Comp Blawg is Seven Years Old

    The Alabama Workers Comp Blawg is Seven Years Old
    Today the Alabama Workers’ Comp Blawg celebrates another birthday. We would like to take this time to thank all of our readers who have helped to make http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com a go to reference for Alabama workers’…
Rank this Week: 2260

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Predatory Lending in the Auto Industry

    Predatory Lending in the Auto Industry
    Since the 2008 mortgage crisis, legislators, consumer watch groups, and other advocates for low-income borrowers have been paying closer attention to predatory lending techniques. While most attention has been paid to lending in the housing…
  • Oct 20

    Can Unemployment Benefits Stop Foreclosure?

    Can Unemployment Benefits Stop Foreclosure?
    The threat of foreclosure usually occurs after months, years, even decades of slipping behind on finances. For some families, foreclosure is the result of an immediate and unforeseeable event such as an accident, medical condition, job loss,…
  • Oct 10

    Slipping into Unmanageable Credit Card Debt

    Slipping into Unmanageable Credit Card Debt
    Credit card debt is one of the most troubling financial woes for Americans, young and old, rich and poor. It doesn’t often matter how much money you are bringing in to your household, keeping up with bills, mortgages, and other…
Rank this Week: 1975

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Two DUI Suspects Charged with Having Sex in Police Car

    Two DUI Suspects Charged with Having Sex in Police Car
    Generally speaking, the police do not transport male and female arrestees or inmates in the same vehicle. There is a good reason. According to a recent article from the Green Bay Press Gazette, a male and female suspect who had been…
  • Oct 25

    Man Allegedly Passes Out at Drive Through and Then Tries to Order Food From Police

    Man Allegedly Passes Out at Drive Through and Then Tries to Order Food From Police
    Normally a DUI stop involves the police pulling over a driver who is swerving, weaving, or driving in some way that suggests the driver might be under the influence. In some cases, civilians will call the police when they are concerned that…
  • Oct 21

    DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap

    DUI Suspect Arrested While Allegedly Driving Naked with Three-Year-Old Child on Her Lap
    According to a recent news article from Action 10 News, witnesses saw a woman in Corpus Christi remove all of her clothes while standing outside of her car with her three-year-old son. She then got in the car with the child and drove away. …
Rank this Week: 1607

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Alabama personal injury, worker's compensation, and product liability law. By Allred & Allred.

http://www.alabama-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Bufkin v. Felipe's - Pedestrian Injury, Premises Liability and Open-Obvious Doctrine

    Bufkin v. Felipe's - Pedestrian Injury, Premises Liability and Open-Obvious Doctrine
    A pedestrian injured by a bicyclist while crossing a bustling street as he reached a private construction zone won't be entitled to seek relief from the construction company, even though the company's large trash bin obstructed the view of…
  • Oct 20

    Ballesteros v. Roney - Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Vehicle Accident

    Ballesteros v. Roney - Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and Vehicle Accident
    Military service members on active duty are entitled to special consideration in matters of civil law when it comes to certain time limits and statutory requirements. When a member of the military is injured in a civilian auto accident, and…
  • Oct 10

    Bruns v. City of Centralia - Distraction in Premises Liability

    Bruns v. City of Centralia - Distraction in Premises Liability
    Typically the topic of "distraction" in injury law is most closely associated with motor vehicle accidents. And of course, it's relevant in that context, as distraction behind the wheel is extremely dangerous. But it's worthy of discussion in…
Rank this Week: 1894

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

News and comments on securities law. By The Frankowski Firm, LLC

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Oct 28

    FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $6M

    FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $6M
    FINRA fined two Merrill Lynch units $6 million yesterday for alleged short-selling rule violations, which included letting thousands of orders through their systems that violated emergency bans on ‘naked’ short sales in 2008.…
  • Oct 27

    Tiger Woods’ Charities May Lose $500k Donated By Ponzi Schemer

    Tiger Woods’ Charities May Lose $500k Donated By Ponzi Schemer
    Tiger Woods Foundation Inc. and Tiger Woods Charity Event Corp., charities founded by golfing legend Tiger Woods, may be sued for unknowingly receiving donations acquired from a Ponzi scheme. The organizations received $500,000 in charitable…
  • Oct 24

    Ex-Rothstein Attorney Pleads Guilty To $2.4M Fraud

    Ex-Rothstein Attorney Pleads Guilty To $2.4M Fraud
    David Boden, an ex-Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA attorney pleaded guilty yesterday in a Florida federal court to one count of wire fraud in connection to Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Boden admitted that he played a role…
Rank this Week: 2031

Alabama Divorce & Family Law…

Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog

Covers Alabama divorce and family law issues. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.birminghamdivorceblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Thomas v. Thomas: On Temporary Support Orders in Divorce Case

    Thomas v. Thomas: On Temporary Support Orders in Divorce Case
    The division of martial property can be one of the more complex aspects of any divorce proceeding.  In Thomas v. Thomas, a case from the Delaware Supreme Court, Husband was an independent contractor for a financial services company with…
  • Oct 24

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama

    In re: C.C. v. L.J.: Termination of Parental Rights Cases in Alabama
    In re: C.C. v. L.J., an appeal from the Alabama Supreme Court, deals with the very complex process a court can use to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent.  In this case, mother filed a petition with juvenile court to…
  • Oct 21

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage

    In re Paternity of D.M.Y.: On Calculating a Child Support Arrearage
    One of the most adversarial family law cases involves a situation where one parent is not making their court-ordered child support payments on time or at all.  In re Paternity of D.M.Y., an appeal from the Supreme Court of Indiana, dealt…
Rank this Week: 2330

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Hollis Wright.

http://www.alabamainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Scariest Part of Halloween Could Be a Lawsuit

    The Scariest Part of Halloween Could Be a Lawsuit
    While Halloween is a night of fun, the special circumstances surrounding trick-or-treating and parties mean a variety of opportunities to commit actionable negligence. Here are a few thoughts on protecting yourself from liability on…
  • Sep 25

    2014 GM Ignition Switch Recall & Settlement Fund

    2014 GM Ignition Switch Recall & Settlement Fund
    Have you been injured while driving or riding in a GM manufactured vehicle? As of August 2014, GM has set up a settlement program to compensate persons injured in several recalled cars. The problem noted in the recall is an ignition defect…
  • Aug 6

    Child Vaccinations vs. Public Education – A Constitutional Quagmire

    Child Vaccinations vs. Public Education – A Constitutional Quagmire
    One intensifying social controversy concerns the vaccination of children. A June 2014 article in the journal Pediatrics reports that 1 out of 10 parents in the United States are refusing to vaccinate their children. The momentum of the…
Rank this Week: 2003

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Covers the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. By Boyd Campbell.

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 5

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel

    There are a few bad apples in any EB-5 barrel
    See:http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2014/lr23077.htm
  • Aug 28

    EB-5 visas for Chinese likely will see delays in availability in FY2015

    EB-5 visas for Chinese likely will see delays in availability in FY2015
    While the Visa Bulletin shows that EB-5 immigrant visas are "current" for September, it is widely believed that this immigrant visa category will "retrogress" and that there will be delays in availability of EB-5 immigrant visas for Chinese…
  • Jul 24

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program

    Fortune slams EB-5 Program
    See:http://tinyurl.com/pwt886uThis is a hatchet job, in my humble opinion.  Where there is a lot of money, you will find some scam artists and charlatans and just plain crooks.
Rank this Week: 1632

Burdick's Blog

Burdick's Blog

Discussion of common legal issues in Alabama. By Austin Burdick.

http://alabamaattorney.weebly.com/burdicks-blog.html
  • May 21

    After Divorce, Who has the final say?

    After Divorce, Who has the final say?
    When parents decide to divorce decisions have to be made on how to best care for their children after the parents separate. The courts created devices to try and make these decisions. Divorce court is a court of equity and is given the…
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
  • Apr 15

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?

    Is McLendon any Better than the Tender Years Doctrine?
    The Courts have long held that a custody determination cannot be based on something arbitrary, such as the sex of the parent. Ex parte Devine, 398 So. 2d 686 (Ala. 1981). Under McLendon custody determinations are not expressly based on sex…
Rank this Week: 1780

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Alabama Employment Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting the workplace in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. By Will Beckum.

http://birminghamemploymentlawyer.com/
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Mississippi Grocery Store to Pay $325,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    The Birmingham, Alabama office of the EEOC recently announced that a Jackson, Mississippi grocery store has agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the government.  The EEOC reached a settlement…
  • Aug 9

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim

    Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claim
    The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment…
  • Apr 25

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination

    EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Alabama Corporation for Race Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit against Olympia Construction, an Alabama company that develops houses for families and senior citizens  throughout the South. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, in…
Rank this Week: 1782

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Alabama, along with debt management and budgeting help. By Richard L. Collins.

http://www.alabamabankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy

    How to Keep Your Stuff in Bankruptcy
    Many of the clients I meet with believe that if they file bankruptcy, they will lose all their stuff, i.e. cars, house, etc. About the same number of clients believe that if they file bankruptcy they can keep the stuff...
  • Feb 1

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?

    Does Bankruptcy in Alabama Stop Collections Harassment from Debt Collectors?
    Yes. All collection attempts by creditors are to stop as soon as your bankruptcy is filed. When your bankruptcy is filed the "automatic stay" goes into place. This prohibits debt collectors from making any effort to collect any debt…
  • Feb 1

    Bankruptcy in Alabama

    Bankruptcy in Alabama
    Bankruptcy is Federal Law, so it should be the same in every state, right? Not quite. Unfortunately for individuals in Alabama the Bankruptcy Code allows individual states to opt out of the Federal Law in one key area; that is...
Rank this Week: 2299

Alabama Insurance and Construction…

Alabama Insurance and Construction Law Blog

Covers construction collection efforts, construction defect claims, and construction contract terms. By Greg Vaughan, Esq.

http://www.bamalawblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Beware of tornado cleanup scammers--Story on Fox 10 TV

    Beware of tornado cleanup scammers--Story on Fox 10 TV
    Beware of tornado cleanup scammers Updated: Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 6:23 PM CST Published : Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 10:50 AM CST Steve Alexander Photojournalist: La-Keya Stinchcomb MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - With two tornadoes striking the Mobile…
  • Dec 28

    STORM RECOVERY CHECKLIST

    STORM RECOVERY CHECKLIST
    www.HolstonVaughan.com Storm Recovery Checklist By: Greg Vaughan, Esq. This list was prepared, from the homeowner’s perspective, to consider when recovering from a windstorm loss. Please consult a professional (i.e. builder, city…
  • Jun 19

    Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value

    Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value
    Now is a good time to take your homeowner's insurance policy to your local insurance agent to review the types of coverage that you have. Ask your insurance agent whether or not your policy recovers the cost of "replacing" your possessions or…
Rank this Week: 1441

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law including, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, worker's compensation, and wrongful death. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamainjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2259

Alabama Product Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Product Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers product liability topics such as car recalls, defective consumer products, defective drugs, and FDA recalls. By Niedenthal Law Firm.

http://www.alabamaproductinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2139

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers…

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Jinks, Crow & Dickson, P.C.

http://www.alabamapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    TYPES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES IN VEHICLE CRASHES

    TYPES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES IN VEHICLE CRASHES
    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are among the most serious injuries that can result from an automobile crash. There are several different types of traumatic brain injuries and all of them are medical emergencies which can cause death if not…
  • Oct 24

    AIRBAG SAFETY

    AIRBAG SAFETY
      The recent recall of over 4.7 million cars due to potentially faulty airbags underscores the importance of airbags as an essential tool for vehicle safety. We no doubt trust that our airbags will deploy timely and appropriately.…
  • Oct 17

    Post-Accident Fire

    Post-Accident Fire
    Motor vehicle accidents, while unfortunate, are foreseeable. Manufacturers of motor vehicles know this. Most motor vehicle collisions are survivable. Manufacturers have a duty to design vehicles that will not catch on fire after a collision…
Rank this Week: 3049

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2361

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Oct 30

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default

    Play It Safe – Set Aside the Default
    The lesson for trial judges in divorce is clear: when in doubt, set aside a default judgement if the defendant appears within a reasonable time, regardless of the 30 day deadline. //
  • Oct 29

    “But I’m Planning To Make Less Later!”

    “But I’m Planning To Make Less Later!”
    I can’t tell you Dad wasn’t sincere. I can’t even tell you that he wasn’t guessing the future accurately. What I can tell you is that he’s in extremely good company. //
  • Jun 19

    Key Status Data

    Key Status Data
    Key Client Data The information is listed below for each case, in order of the case’s confidential Client ID. Client ID. Your confidential Client ID appears on your engagement letter with me. If you’ve misplaced your engagement…
Rank this Week: 2914

Alabama Personal Injury Blog

Alabama Personal Injury Blog

Covers accident and injuries in Birmingham and the surrounding areas of Alabama. By the Wininger Law Firm.

http://www.winingerlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 25

    WAL-MART Reaches New Lows in Treatment of Innocent Victim

    WAL-MART Reaches New Lows in Treatment of Innocent Victim
    For years we have discussed how mega-retailer WAL-MART mistreats its own employees, and fights almost every injured customer’s claims all the way to trial, no matter how obviously the company was at fault. WAL-MART has law firms on…
  • Oct 22

    The Captain and The Bear

    The Captain and The Bear
    Those of you who know me personally know I’m a New York Yankees fan, as evidenced by the two-story hint we’ve placed in downtown Birmingham. Despite my love of Rickwood Field, if you cornered me and asked I would admit to not…
  • Jun 9

    Former Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby drops by The Wininger Law Firm to view Yankee memorabilia

    Former Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby drops by The Wininger Law Firm to view Yankee memorabilia
      Our 50-year friend Ernest C.(Sonny) Hornsby visited the office this week. Born and raised in Tallassee, AL, he and our senior member have been in court and in trial together on the same side of course. Gaining his undergraduate degree…
Rank this Week: 3835

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Alabama accidents and personal injury news. By Cross & Smith, LLC.

http://www.alabamainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Tuscaloosa Car Accident Attorneys Say Auto Safety Features May Increase Accident Risks For Alabama Driver

    Tuscaloosa Car Accident Attorneys Say Auto Safety Features May Increase Accident Risks For Alabama Driver
    On October 7th, AAANewsroom released a new warning that hands-free technology is not necessarily risk-free. They have issued significant warnings about distracted driving and hands-free devices in the past. However, the new report looks…
  • Aug 25

    Fatal Truck Crash Reportedly Caused by Fatigued Driver

    Fatal Truck Crash Reportedly Caused by Fatigued Driver
    A truck driver’s lack of sleep is blamed for a crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey. Authorities say the 35-year-old Georgia driver hadn’t slept for 24 hours before the…
  • Aug 25

    Fatal Truck Crash Reportedly Caused by Fatigued Driver

    Fatal Truck Crash Reportedly Caused by Fatigued Driver
    A truck driver’s lack of sleep is blamed for a crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey. Authorities say the 35-year-old Georgia driver hadn’t slept for 24 hours before the…
Rank this Week: 3584

A Blog on Legal Matters that…

A Blog on Legal Matters that Matter

Comments on trials and litigation and injury and accident law. By The Martin Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.martinfirmllc.com/
  • Oct 17

    Do Highway Guardrails Result in Serious Injury?

    Do Highway Guardrails Result in Serious Injury?
    We see guardrails on every highway and assume that they are safety devices meant to keep us on the roadway instead of in a ditch or to prevent opposing traffic in the right lane; however, a recent nationwide study has raised serious questions…
  • Oct 10

    Can You File a Worker's Comp Claim Against a Co-Worker in Alabama?

    Can You File a Worker's Comp Claim Against a Co-Worker in Alabama?
    In Alabama, a worker's compensation claim is intended as an exclusive remedy for injuries incurred on the job. This means that the only way to receive compensation for a workplace injury is to file a claim with your employer's workers'…
  • Oct 3

    Are You Being Paid for Overtime?

    Are You Being Paid for Overtime?
    Working long hours can be a strain, but it also means more money for those who get paid an hourly rate. In fact, working those long hours can be a huge benefit for some who actually rely on the time and a half they receive for working…
Rank this Week: 3202

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Oct 13

    MeetingoftheCreditorsQuestion

    MeetingoftheCreditorsQuestion
    Potential Meeting of the Creditor Questions When you file a bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, you will have to go to something called a Meeting of the Creditors.  At this hearing, the Trustee in your case will ask you a few…
  • Sep 8

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy

    WheretoFileYourBankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Residency Requirements If you are filing for bankruptcy in the Alabama bankruptcy courts, then what particular court your attorney files your case in depends on where you currently reside.  However, there are some residency…
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
Rank this Week: 2579

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Oct 10

    Did The Uninsured Driver Have First Class Legal Representation — Courtesy Of Your Insurance Carrier?

    Did The Uninsured Driver Have First Class Legal Representation — Courtesy Of Your Insurance Carrier?
    Another driver crashed into you on an Alabama highway. You suffered personal injury. The other driver does not have enough insurance to pay for your damages. Naturally, the other driver also has no money, assets, or other hidden treasure,…
  • Sep 28

    Why Do Defense Neuropsychologists In Alabama Refuse To Disclose Test Data?

    Why Do Defense Neuropsychologists In Alabama Refuse To Disclose Test Data?
    “Alabama law is clear that information upon which an expert relies must generally be introduced into evidence.” Swanstrom v. Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., 43 So.3d 564, 579 (Ala. 2009). So, why do defense expert…
  • Aug 12

    Trucking Companies And Unsafe Driver

    Trucking Companies And Unsafe Driver
    Personal injury attorney Ken Shigley recently wrote a great post on “chameleon” trucking companies. In the industry, a “chameleon” is an unsafe trucking company that changes its name or re-registers to avoid liability…
Rank this Week: 3947

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

By Drake Law Firm.

http://www.drakelawal.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Claims for car accidents and Alabama's statute of limitation

    Claims for car accidents and Alabama's statute of limitation
    When a person is involved in a car accident or another type of injurious incident, he or she has the right to file civil litigation against the parties believed responsible. However, in Alabama, there is a statute of limitations that...
  • Sep 10

    Car accidents involving bicyclists in Alabama can be fatal

    Car accidents involving bicyclists in Alabama can be fatal
    Car accidents that involve bicyclists can result in devastating damage, sometimes risking the life of the person that was hit. A victim who has suffered physical trauma from the actions of a motorist may face disability or disfigurement if…
  • Sep 2

    Alabama man hurt by truck driver reckless driving wins verdict

    Alabama man hurt by truck driver reckless driving wins verdict
    Truck driver reckless driving can place other motorists at great risk for being involved in an accident. When a driver is severely injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver, they may struggle to overcome their injuries and...
Rank this Week: 3362

Wettermark & Keith Blog

Wettermark & Keith Blog

Covers Alabama personal injury news.

http://www.wkfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Charles Daniel takes on Wettermark Keith’s challenge for the Hydrocephalus Association.

    Charles Daniel takes on Wettermark Keith’s challenge for the Hydrocephalus Association.
    With the success of the “ice bucket challenge”, Wettermark Keith decided to change things up a bit and focus on a more local cause. Hydrocephalus means “water on the brain”, so it seemed like a perfect fit to donate…
  • Dec 9

    Christmas Safety Infographic

    Christmas Safety Infographic
    Christmas is said to be “the most wonderful time of year”. It’s a joyous time of spending time with family, sharing stories around the table and seeing the excitement of little ones opening gifts. Unfortunately, it’s…
  • Sep 5

    Chris Keith Discusses the Dangers of Texting and Driving on Birmingham’s ABC 33

    Chris Keith Discusses the Dangers of Texting and Driving on Birmingham’s ABC 33
    Texting and Driving is a growing problem that takes the lives of thousands of drivers every year. Recently Chris Keith appeared on WBMA ABC 33 to discuss the dangers of texting and driving, and what can be done to help keep motorists safe in…
Rank this Week: 3839

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 3632

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
  • May 19

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal

    Alabama ‘McLendon standard’ in child custody modification appeal
    Our Alabama appellate law practice often handles custody issues in post-divorce modification cases. These are situations where the parties have already gone through a divorce, one party was awarded custody, and then the other party has later…
  • May 19

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open

    AAJ Paralegal of the Year Award – Nominations Now Open
    The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is now accepting nominations for their Paralegal of the Year Award for 2014. Sponsored by Advocate Capital, the award is to recognize the work of Paralegal Affiliate members…
  • May 7

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal

    Alabama Appellate Briefs – Citation to the Record on Appeal
    An issue that sometimes arises in Alabama appellate court practice is the failure of a party to provide proper citations to the record on appeal. The record on appeal refers to the compilation of the trial transcript, trial exhibits, and the…
Rank this Week: 4938

Huntsville Injury Attorneys Blog

Huntsville Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law in Alabama. By Siniard, Timberlake & League, P.C.

http://www.huntsvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3059

Within the Penumbra

Within the Penumbra

Covers items that lie along the periphery of the legal issues I see in my daily practice. By Gabrielle N. Helix.

http://ghelixlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 13

    Finding My Way on a Cloudy Day

    Finding My Way on a Cloudy Day
    Many times, I attempt and mostly fail at staying focused on my purpose in difficult situations. As a family violence and sexual assault prosecutor, my days are filled with a difficult and unpleasant subject matter. Not only do I need to know…
  • Nov 1

    Determination: firmness of purpose; resoluteness.

    Determination: firmness of purpose; resoluteness.
    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my children, probably for a couple of reasons.  I work as a prosecutor at the National Children’s Advocacy Center.  My job is to prosecute crimes against children…
  • Oct 22

    I CAN DO IT

    I CAN DO IT
    You know those days when you’ve just had enough?  Or a time when you felt so frustrated by something,  it just wasn’t worth it?  I’ve had those moments, those days, those weeks… Today, my…
Rank this Week: 4878

Law Libraries Association of…

Law Libraries Association of Alabama

http://llaalabama.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    2013 Fall Meeting Detail

    2013 Fall Meeting Detail
    2013 Fall Meeting Details:LLAA Fall MeetingNovember 15, 2013  Samford UniversityLucille Stewart Beeson Law Library Friendship RoomBirmingham, Alabama9:00 - 10:00: Welcome/Registration with Light Breakfast 10:00 am - …
  • Sep 18

    Fall Meeting date set

    Fall Meeting date set
    The LLAA 2013 Fall meeting will be held November 15th at Cumberland.  Details to follow soon.
  • Aug 7

    Printable versions of the Bibliography

    Printable versions of the Bibliography
    I've created and added a PDF version of the Bibliography to accompany the Word version.  You can find both HERE.
Rank this Week: 4421

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • May 14

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida
    Living trusts are a popular tools for avoiding probate in Florida. But even though probate may not be required to transfer assets, the trustee may want to probate the deceased person’s estate to deal with creditors.Why Living Trusts…
  • May 7

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death
    Lifetime gifts versus transfers at death. From a tax planning perspective, should a client hold property until death or transfer it during his or her lifetime? Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death is a post from: probate attorney…
  • Apr 30

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?
    Since the Treasury recently released President Obama’s 2014 budget proposals, there’s been a lot of grumbling about the President’s proposed estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions. If enacted, these…
Rank this Week: 4629

Alabama Car Accident Blog

Alabama Car Accident Blog

Covers Alabama car accident law and claims information. By Moore & Wolfe.

http://alabamacaraccident.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Karlos Finley Addresses Issues Facing HD 97

    Karlos Finley Addresses Issues Facing HD 97
    Recently Karlos Finley a partner at BF&W and a candidate for House District 97 sat down with Reggie Copeland, Jr. of the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association for an interview about his ongoing campaign for the open seat in…
  • Jan 4

    Mark Wolfe of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe Joins Elite Attorney Organization

    Mark Wolfe of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe Joins Elite Attorney Organization
    Attorney Mark Wolfe of the Mobile, Alabama law firm of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe was recently invited to join two of the most prestigious legal forums in the United States. In December of 2012 he was invited to join the Million Dollar…
  • Aug 4

    BP Oil Spill Claims: Important Update

    BP Oil Spill Claims: Important Update
    Many Gulf Coast and Alabama businesses have not yet submited a claim under the recent BP Oil Spill c
Rank this Week: 4262

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Alabama car and trucking accident news. By Farris Riley & Pitt LLP.

http://www.alabamainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    This Week on Fox 6 Law Call: Divorce and Child Custody

    This Week on Fox 6 Law Call: Divorce and Child Custody
    Laws pertaining to the family are always complex and most tax payers are usually left in the dark when having to face a legal matter in family courts.
  • Nov 12

    Veteran's Day - Honoring Those Who Serve

    Veteran's Day - Honoring Those Who Serve
    Veteran's Day is a holiday that is often confused with others such as Labor Day or Memorial Day. Government employees regard these holidays as just another day off or a three-day weekend. Other citizens view Veteran's Day as a day of shopping…
  • Oct 25

    Should cameras installed by law enforcement be legal?

    Should cameras installed by law enforcement be legal?
    Cameras at stoplights have been an ongoing heated debate all over the country for the past few years. Recently it hit closer to home when a Trussville man filed a lawsuit challenging an ordinance on red light cameras in the city of Center…
Rank this Week: 4969

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

The Fonteneau Firm LLC

Covers criminal law, landlord tenant law and personal injury law. By Kira Fonteneau.

http://thefonteneaufirm.com
Rank this Week: 2349

Alabama Injury Lawyers Blog

Alabama Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Alabama personal injury and product liability law. By Cusimano, Roberts, Knowles & Mills, LLC.

http://www.alabamainjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4911

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Covers insurance law for claim professionals and practitioners. By Thomas Little.

http://alabamainsurancedefensereport.wordpress.com
  • Jul 29

    “Sealed Container” Defense does not Apply to UCC Breach of Warranty Claim

    “Sealed Container” Defense does not Apply to UCC Breach of Warranty Claim
    Alabama appellate courts have long held that the “sealed container” defense applies to retailers and distributors sued on products liability claims under the Alabama Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD).  Pursuant to…
  • Jul 26

    Alabama Federal District Court Holds Insurer Has No Bad Faith Liability to Third Party Beneficiary

    Alabama Federal District Court Holds Insurer Has No Bad Faith Liability to Third Party Beneficiary
    Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama held, in a case of first impression in the state, that an insurer’s liability for bad faith did not extend to a third party beneficiary to an insurance contract.  In…
  • Jul 17

    Smith, Spires & Peddy Summer Newsletter

    Smith, Spires & Peddy Summer Newsletter
    Our firm’s Summer Newsletter is out.  There’s some informative stuff in there, including a great article on the new Medicare reporting requirements,  one on insurer liability for hospital liens, and one on venue in Alabama, plus a…
Rank this Week: 4147

Justice Begins Here

Justice Begins Here

Covers consumer legal issues in Alabama. By Lewis & McAtee.

http://justicebeginshere.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp.
  • May 1

    Take Another One Away

    Take Another One Away
    Well, another judge has taken away a jury verdict.  Where’s the outrage?  The whole point of juries is for twelve individuals to come together to make a unified decision.  Instead, Circuit Judge William Gordon has decided that the twelve…
  • Apr 4

    Juries Out of Control Again

    Juries Out of Control Again
    Only the big verdicts make the front page.  In today’s Birmingham News (April 4, 2008), there is a side article in Section C (Money) which discusses some Birmingham lawyers who handled a Ford case in Rockingham, North Carolina.  The story…
Rank this Week: 2371

Criminal Wire Fraud Blog

Criminal Wire Fraud Blog

Focused on mail and wire fraud information. By Parkman & White, LLC.

http://www.federalwirefraud.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2789