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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/
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
  • Nov 28

    TCPA Decision: Not responding to a motion for summary judgment

    TCPA Decision: Not responding to a motion for summary judgment
    There is an odd decision -- or I should say the Plaintiff acted oddly -- and the result was the defendants (LVNV Funding, Northland Group, and Citibank) were dismissed from the case. You can read this decision of Schweitzer v. Northland…
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • Nov 28

    Divorcing Quietly, Wealthy or Not

    Divorcing Quietly, Wealthy or Not
    High-asset divorces are likely to make national headlines, but even average-income Americans can benefit from a “quiet divorce.” Keeping your divorce private and handling disputes discretely can help prevent wreaking havoc on your…
  • Nov 26

    FAQs: Alabama Divorce Law and Immigrant Spouse

    FAQs: Alabama Divorce Law and Immigrant Spouse
    Whether you were married in another country and immigrated to the United States, married an immigrant in the U.S. or are an immigrant who married here, your Alabama divorce is likely to be more complicated than most. What are your rights to…
  • Nov 22

    Domestic Violence in Alabama: “Enough is Enough”

    Domestic Violence in Alabama: “Enough is Enough”
    Domestic violence is a criminal matter. However, when a domestic violence victim seeks divorce, it is also necessary to consult with an experienced family law attorney. Women (and, to a lesser extent, men), throughout Alabama have suffered…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Nov 29

    Issues of Oversight in Alabama’s Oldest Law Enforcement Agency

    Issues of Oversight in Alabama’s Oldest Law Enforcement Agency
    Law enforcement officials who abuse their power are a constant source of struggle, especially at the local and state level. Now, Alabama’s oldest law enforcement agency is under scrutiny and could face a total overhaul. The Constables…
  • Nov 26

    Are Violent Criminal Acts Genetic?

    Are Violent Criminal Acts Genetic?
    Violent crimes may range from a bar fight or domestic abuse case to a school shooting or other public attack. Legislators, health care workers, psychologists and other professionals are often researching violent criminal acts to determine the…
  • Nov 23

    Alabama Woman Arrested for Taking Drugs During Pregnancy

    Alabama Woman Arrested for Taking Drugs During Pregnancy
    Pregnant women have long been scrutinized for certain “unhealthy” activities that can threaten the health of a fetus. Though societal expectations have changed overtime, law enforcement officials seem to be raising the bar and…
Rank this Week: 970

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: 1017

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: 931

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/
  • Dec 20

    Robert Bosch LLC v. Smith - Ala. Supreme Court Weighs Product Liability Lawsuit

    Robert Bosch LLC v. Smith - Ala. Supreme Court Weighs Product Liability Lawsuit
    Amid a host of recalls for faulty airbags used by nearly a dozen auto manufacturers, the Alabama Supreme Court recently weighed another product liability case involving allegedly defective airbags. In Robert Bosch LLC v. Smith et al.,…
  • Dec 12

    Bilesky v. Shopko - Spoliation of Evidence Met With Sanction

    Bilesky v. Shopko - Spoliation of Evidence Met With Sanction
    Evidence is the crux of any legal case. The truth, of course, is of paramount importance, but what is also key is what can be proven. Without the right amount and type of evidence, a case will go no where. This is as true for personal injury…
  • Dec 2

    Peterson-Tuell v. First Student Transp. - Prior Health History Relevant to Determine Damage

    Peterson-Tuell v. First Student Transp. - Prior Health History Relevant to Determine Damage
    It seemed like a relatively straightforward case: A school bus driver, working for a private contractor, rear-ended a woman in a vehicle, pushing that driver into another vehicle, causing some damage to the vehicle and, allegedly, injury to…
Rank this Week: 1695

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

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
  • Dec 19

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    During this special holiday season, the attorneys and staff of the Cobb Law Group would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients, friends, colleagues, and vendors for their support. We truly believe that our clients are among the…
  • Dec 11

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville

    Georgia Construction Law Course Offered in Thomasville
    For the past several semesters, Mark Cobb has been an adjunct professor in the Thomas University School of Business. He has taught primarily in the MBA programs focusing on leadership and business economics. In January 2015, however, Mark…
  • Nov 26

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract

    Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contract
    In a case decided on November 17, Inland Atlantic Old National Phase I, LLC et. al. v. 6425 Old National, LLC, the Fourth Division Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled on fiduciary duties owed under joint venture agreements, applied rules of…
Rank this Week: 1213

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • Nov 14

    What Does It Mean that Alabama’s Parenting Statutes Rate a “D”?

    What Does It Mean that Alabama’s Parenting Statutes Rate a “D”?
    This one’s obviously designed to garner headlines, and it seems to be working. The ambitiously named National Parents Organization has issued “report cards” for the parenting statutes of each state, finding nearly half those…
  • Nov 3

    Spending Down Retirement During Separation

    Spending Down Retirement During Separation
    Now it seems every Alabama family lawyer will be advising his or her client to spend down that retirement account on family expenses during separation. //
  • 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. //
Rank this Week: 1700

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: 1121

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: 1299

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: 1096

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: 1273

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/
  • Dec 20

    Did You Know FMLA Parental Leave Applies to Men, Too?

    Did You Know FMLA Parental Leave Applies to Men, Too?
    It is pretty well-known that, after the birth of a child, a mother is allowed to take medical leave from their jobs. This leave is not limited to recover from pregnancy and childbirth. It is also to allow for the care of, and bonding with,…
  • Dec 5

    What Ferguson Should Teach Us About Dealing with Police Officer

    What Ferguson Should Teach Us About Dealing with Police Officer
    By now, everyone is familiar with the unfortunate shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen shot and killed back in August. He was shot several times by white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri a suburb of St. Louis.…
  • Nov 28

    Road Conditions and Contributory Negligence in Auto Accident

    Road Conditions and Contributory Negligence in Auto Accident
    According to one forecast, Birmingham can expect to see at least one major snowstorm, most likely in February. While Alabamians may have scoffed at this forecast years ago, after last year's "snowmageddon," we now know nothing is impossible.…
Rank this Week: 2449

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/
  • Dec 18

    What is Shared Custody?

    What is Shared Custody?
    What is Shared Custody? There are generally two types of custody, physical custody and legal custody. Legal custody is basically who makes decisions for the children and this is usually awarded jointly to both parents. Physical custody is…
  • Dec 8

    WhatisaDivorceDecree

    WhatisaDivorceDecree
    What is a Divorce Decree? Most people filing for divorce may know that they receive something in the end that grants them a divorce, but may not know exactly what is stated in the decree.  At the end of your divorce, the judge will issue…
  • Dec 3

    ResumingMaidenName

    ResumingMaidenName
    Resuming the Use of Your Maiden Name in a Divorce In most divorce cases the wife has the option of having language inserted in the divorce decree for her to resume the use of her maiden name. This is generally done so that she does not have…
Rank this Week: 2140

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 18

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC files lawsuit against Jasper, Alabama Business for Religious Discrimination
    The EEOC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nursing assistant at Jasper, Alabama’s Shadescrest Healthcare facility who was allegedly denied the right to wear a hijab in accordance with her faith and ultimately fired over her…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3937

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles — Getting a Hearing (Part 2)

    The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles — Getting a Hearing (Part 2)
    At Skier & Associates, we are well versed in the Board's policies and procedures and will be happy to discuss your individual case in order to guide you toward the best course of action for you or someone you care about.
  • Oct 31

    The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles — The Basics (Part 1)

    The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles — The Basics (Part 1)
    What is the Parole Board and what do they do? At Skier & Associates, we are well versed in Parole Board procedures, and regularly appear at hearings on behalf of clients.
  • Sep 18

    Domestic Violence, the NFL, and Alabama Law

    Domestic Violence, the NFL, and Alabama Law
    What does Alabama’s law say about what constitutes “domestic violence” and what can result from a conviction for this offense?
Rank this Week: 2494

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers…

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.alabamapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Product Liability Lawsuits and Gun

    Product Liability Lawsuits and Gun
    As with all products guns are sometimes defective. The difference between guns and other products is obvious. Guns are designed to kill. Therefore, they are much more dangerous, especially if manufactured with a defect. Gun manufactures know…
  • Nov 14

    You’ve Got a Lawyer

    You’ve Got a Lawyer
    The reason we are in business is first and foremost to help people, but it is also to build relationships and make friendships with clients and in our communities that last a lifetime. The best advertising we can do is to support our…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2226

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.alabamainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Alabama Pedestrian Danger Index Rated Second in the Nation

    Alabama Pedestrian Danger Index Rated Second in the Nation
    Between 2003 and 2012, 723 Alabama pedestrians suffered traffic-related fatalities. This number earns the state its high national Pedestrian Danger Index ranking, according to SmartGrowthAmerica.org, Younger and older pedestrians seem most…
  • Nov 28

    Parents Found to Contribute to Teen Driving Distraction

    Parents Found to Contribute to Teen Driving Distraction
    For most parents, the day their teens get their driver’s licenses is a frightening one. Losing control over their children’s activities means losing the ability to keep them safe. These days, parents typically use mobile phones to…
  • Nov 28

    Parents Found to Contribute to Teen Driving Distraction

    Parents Found to Contribute to Teen Driving Distraction
    For most parents, the day their teens get their driver’s licenses is a frightening one. Losing control over their children’s activities means losing the ability to keep them safe. These days, parents typically use mobile phones to…
Rank this Week: 3523

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer,…

Law Blog of William L. Pfeifer, Jr.

Covers Alabama family and criminal law topics.

http://williampfeifer.com
Rank this Week: 5029

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3424

Law Libraries Association of…

Law Libraries Association of Alabama

http://llaalabama.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    2014 Fall Meeting

    2014 Fall Meeting
    The 2014 Fall Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, December 12th.Department of Archives & History624 Washington AvenueMontgomeryCome hear Ms. Tenee Frazier, Assistant General Counsel of the Alabama League of Municipalities and Tour the…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 4422

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Cannabix: Marijuana Breathalyzer Effectiveness Weighed

    Cannabix: Marijuana Breathalyzer Effectiveness Weighed
    Driving under the influence of marijuana can be a criminal offense, but it is often difficult for officers to know “how high is too high” or to test drivers for intoxication. In states where marijuana has been legalized, the…
  • Nov 30

    Breathalyzer App Calls Uber For Impaired User

    Breathalyzer App Calls Uber For Impaired User
    When out drinking for a night, it can be difficult to track how much alcohol you have consumed. It may also be difficult to know when you shouldn’t get behind the wheel. Certain breathalyzer apps have purported to help drivers in…
  • Nov 30

    Breathalyzers and the Potential for Violation of Civil Libertie

    Breathalyzers and the Potential for Violation of Civil Libertie
    While you may know you have some rights during a police stop, do you know what your rights are related to a breathalyzer test? Law enforcement officers must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over and probable cause to search your person…
Rank this Week: 3143

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Know Your Rights: Stop Retail Credit Card Bullying

    Know Your Rights: Stop Retail Credit Card Bullying
    We’ve all been there before—approaching the check-out line with purchases and the clerk’s aggressive prompts, “Would you like to save 15 percent by applying for our in-store credit card?” Even if you refuse,…
  • Nov 20

    Alabama’s Student Debt Among Nation's Highest

    Alabama’s Student Debt Among Nation's Highest
    Student loan debt is one of the greatest financial crises facing American youth. Throughout Alabama and nationwide, students are taking on debts to enter and graduate from college—though many graduates are not finding gainful employment…
  • Nov 14

    Legal Shifts: Students Seek Bankruptcy Help

    Legal Shifts: Students Seek Bankruptcy Help
    Unmanageable and overwhelming debt plagues millions of individuals and families throughout the U.S. This problem is compounded by high unemployment rates and other factors that impact a family’s financial security—including…
Rank this Week: 3679

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

Alabama Workers' Comp Blog

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

http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 4672

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Nov 20

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice
    In June, a Walmart driver slammed his truck into the limousine carrying comedians Tracy Morgan and James McNair. Morgan suffered severe personal injury. The collision killed McNair. The crash generated media discussion related to highway…
  • Nov 17

    Boston Scientific Suffers Another Trial Loss Over A Mesh Product

    Boston Scientific Suffers Another Trial Loss Over A Mesh Product
    Last week, a Federal Court jury in Florida found Boston Scientific liable for the severe personal injuries caused by one of its transvaginal mesh products. The Florida case involved four women suffering tremendous problems from implanted…
  • Nov 10

    What Can Be Learned From Walmart And The Blame Game?

    What Can Be Learned From Walmart And The Blame Game?
    A recent blog post from a personal injury firm in our nation’s capitol begins by saying “Tracy Morgan Shocked By Walmart’s Accusations.” The post is an interesting read. The crash that injured Tracy Morgan generated…
Rank this Week: 3893

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/
  • Nov 7

    Airbag Recalls Continue to Grow: What Should You Do

    Airbag Recalls Continue to Grow: What Should You Do
    Auto news has been filled recently with reporting on defective airbags on 7.8 million vehicles from 10 manufacturers with airbags produced by Tokyo-based Takata Corp. Two more automakers, loath to be in the legal crosshairs, have joined the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3790

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/
  • Nov 7

    Wrongful Death Claims in Alabama

    Wrongful Death Claims in Alabama
              In the very unfortunate situation where a person is killed by the wrongful act of another person or a corporation in Alabama, the heirs may make claims under the Alabama Wrongful Death…
  • Apr 22

    What is “subrogation” and how does it affect my personal injury claim in Alabama?

    What is “subrogation” and how does it affect my personal injury claim in Alabama?
    Subrogation is the right of a third party – usually a health, disability or automobile insurance company – to recover money paid to or on behalf of an injured person from any amount the injured person receives from a responsible…
  • Dec 17

    What does the Alabama Mandatory Insurance law mean for uninsured Alabama residents involved in a motor vehicle wreck?

    What does the Alabama Mandatory Insurance law mean for uninsured Alabama residents involved in a motor vehicle wreck?
    The state can suspend a driver’s license or an owner’s vehicle registration until the proper forms are submitted and fees paid when an uninsured vehicle is involved in a collision or when a driver is pulled over and fails to…
Rank this Week: 2246

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Hollis Wright.

http://www.alabamainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • Nov 7

    HIP IMPLANT MANUFACTURER AGREES TO $1.43 BILLION SETTLEMENT

    HIP IMPLANT MANUFACTURER AGREES TO $1.43 BILLION SETTLEMENT
    On Monday, November 3, 2014, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based orthopedic device manufacturer, Stryker Orthopedics and Howmedica Osteonics Corp., agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle lawsuits pending around the United States.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2338

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: 3289

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: 3796

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: 5045

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: 4074

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: 4968

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: 2081

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: 4244

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: 5014

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: 2091

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: 3235

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: 2108

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

Alabama Insurance Defense Report

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

http://alabamainsurancedefensereport.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4133

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: 2681