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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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 13

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Settle case on your own

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Settle case on your own
    Settling the lawsuit on your own (without hiring a lawyer) can often be a good option when you are sued by a debt collector in Alabama. By way of reminder, the five options you have when sued by a debt buyer (such as LVNV, Midland,…
  • Aug 10

    Video: What is the 5 year "look back" rule Alabama Medicaid uses for giving away assets?

    Video: What is the 5 year "look back" rule Alabama Medicaid uses for giving away assets?
    If you have questions about qualifying for Alabama Medicaid or you are concerned about the five (5) year "look back" rule or the penalty period, then the video above can help you or you can read below. Here's the basic gist. When you apply…
Rank this Week: 436

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: 717

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/
  • Aug 19

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?

    Who is Responsible for Student Loans After Divorce?
    Student loan debt is becoming an increasing financial burden for young Americans. When you sign the original loan document, it may seem perfectly feasible to pay off that debt over years, even decades. But what happens to loan debt in the…
  • Aug 16

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

    Five Tips for Successful Co-Parenting
    After a divorce has been finalized and a custody order is in place, parents will have to learn the art of “co-parenting.” It could take months or even years, depending on how well you, your spouse, and your children adjust.…
  • Aug 12

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning

    Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning
    A romantic proposal, engagement, wedding planning, and the enticement of a long and happy future may not ring effortlessly with a discussion about divorce, death, or estate planning. Still, many couples realize that planning for their…
Rank this Week: 1278

Lee's Divorce & Family Law…

Lee's Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers divorces in Alabama. By Lee Borden.

http://divorceinfo.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Dec 5

    How We Boomers Are Changing Divorce in America

    How We Boomers Are Changing Divorce in America
    The US has the highest divorce rate in the world - with about 43% of marriages ending in divorce. Now we have new information about the rate at which aging baby boomers divorce. In their paper The Gray Divorce Revolution: Rising Divorce…
  • Dec 5

    “Profiting From Divorce”

    “Profiting From Divorce”
    There’s an interesting article in the NY Times this morning about the apparently shameful business of investing in people’s divorces. Hard for me to get too worked up about it. The story, which you cannot read without registering (but…
Rank this Week: 1366

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers…

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.alabamapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Phantom Debts Can Cause Real Problem

    Phantom Debts Can Cause Real Problem
    Phantom Debts Can Cause Real Problems Many people have received letters claiming they owe debts and don’t even recognize the name of the supposed creditor. Others get sued or have claims filed against them in arbitration over these…
  • Aug 18

    Phanton Debts Can Cause Real Problem

    Phanton Debts Can Cause Real Problem
    Phantom Debts Can Cause Real Problems Many people have received letters claiming they owe debts and don’t even recognize the name of the supposed creditor. Others get sued or have claims filed against them in arbitration over these…
  • Aug 12

    Wage and Hour Cases-Make sure you are fairly paid

    Wage and Hour Cases-Make sure you are fairly paid
    Wage and Hour Cases-Make sure you are fairly paid Linkedlin Corp., a popular social media site that allows business professionals to connect, agreed to pay nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime wages and damages to 359 employees last week…
Rank this Week: 1662

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/
  • Aug 17

    Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid

    Seven Arrested in Mobile Meth Lab Raid
    Drug raids and arrest often involve multiple defendants, potential conspiracy charges and charges ranging from possession to trafficking. In a recent case, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven people after raiding a…
  • Aug 11

    Alabama Criminal Expungement Law Takes Effect

    Alabama Criminal Expungement Law Takes Effect
    A new law has taken effect in Alabama permitting those who have been living under the cloud of a prior criminal arrest to finally be freed of those burdens. For the first time ever in this state, those previously charged with non-violent…
  • Aug 8

    Alabama Men Face Sentencing for Bank Robberies in Federal Court

    Alabama Men Face Sentencing for Bank Robberies in Federal Court
    State and federal courts take on different crimes, depending on the nature of the allegation, jurisdiction where it occurred, and the severity of the offense. One of the most common instances are bank robberies, which are investigated by the…
Rank this Week: 1727

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Former Birmingham Mayor’s Grandson Charged With DUI, Felony Murder

    Former Birmingham Mayor’s Grandson Charged With DUI, Felony Murder
    In a bizarre and tragic DUI case, the grandson of a former Birmingham mayor has been charged with murder after an alcohol-related accident resulted in the death of a Georgia woman. According to local news reports, the 23-year-old defendant…
  • Aug 14

    Non-Criminal Penalties and Disciplinary Action After DUI

    Non-Criminal Penalties and Disciplinary Action After DUI
    In the event you are pulled over for DUI, your first concerns will likely be the potential for criminal penalties, including jail time, fines and a damaging criminal record. Immediately after an arrest, it is important to remember that you…
  • Aug 12

    Zero Tolerance Laws for Underage Drunk Driving in Alabama

    Zero Tolerance Laws for Underage Drunk Driving in Alabama
    Underage drinking combined with a DUI can result in serious penalties and lasting consequences for any offender. Parents and juveniles who have been charged should have a clear understanding of how the criminal justice system may work…
Rank this Week: 1913

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

By Drake Law Firm.

http://www.drakelawal.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Car accident damages in Alabama can have a lasting effect

    Car accident damages in Alabama can have a lasting effect
    Being involved in a motor vehicle collision often does not necessarily end once the accident is all cleaned up and the roadway reopened. Car accident damages go far beyond what happened to the actual vehicle and the victims involved. An...
  • Aug 8

    Pedestrian hit and runs in Pennsylvania leave families shaken

    Pedestrian hit and runs in Pennsylvania leave families shaken
    In the United States, authorities attempt to make all laws equal regardless of one’s gender, age or nationality. While this is often looked at as a good thing, it also means that there is no escaping the consequences of breaking...
  • Jul 31

    Car accident damages are shocking in Alabama crash

    Car accident damages are shocking in Alabama crash
    Public transportation can be extremely convenient. Whether it is the subway, train or bus, a large amount of people can decide to use one of these methods of travel over driving. Someone who has chosen to use public transportation…
Rank this Week: 2235

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Harris v. FedEx – Truck Crash Injury Case Intersects With Employment Law

    Harris v. FedEx – Truck Crash Injury Case Intersects With Employment Law
    Our Birmingham truck accident lawyers recognize that many of these cases involve claims brought against the driver’s employer, usually for negligent training, negligent supervision, and violations of various standards set forth by the…
  • Aug 9

    Alabama Head Injury Lawsuits to be Filed in Wake of NCAA Settlement

    Alabama Head Injury Lawsuits to be Filed in Wake of NCAA Settlement
    Usually, injury settlements end current and future litigation for the parties involved. However, the recent settlement reached with the NCAA over student athlete head injuries opens the door for more lawsuits to be filed. Our  brain…
  • Aug 5

    Multiple Occurrences in Auto Insurance Claim

    Multiple Occurrences in Auto Insurance Claim
    As with almost all liability insurance policies, auto insurance policies contain provisions that limit liability. This provides a maximum amount that can be provided in case of a single “accident” or “occurrence.” Some…
Rank this Week: 2256

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: 1599

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: 2197

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Three Sentenced For Church-Targeting Ponzi Scheme

    Three Sentenced For Church-Targeting Ponzi Scheme
    Two people from North Carolina and one from Florida were sentenced earlier this month for what federal authorities have called a church-targeting Ponzi scheme. All three individuals had previously testified against Thomas Kimmel from Indiana…
  • Aug 18

    FINRA Panel Orders Morgan Stanley To Pay $4.5M

    FINRA Panel Orders Morgan Stanley To Pay $4.5M
    Morgan Stanley & Co. lost a FINRA arbitration dispute last week to Banco Nacional de Mexico SA. A FINRA panel ordered Morgan Stanley to pay the Mexican bank, commonly referred to as Banamex, $4.5 million, finding Morgan Stanley liable for…
  • Aug 14

    Indiana Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud

    Indiana Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud
    Lynn A. Simon, an investment advisor from Evansville, Indiana, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges arising from allegations last year that he conned over $1 million out of investors in the area. The charges included three counts of securities…
Rank this Week: 3501

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors: Statute of Limitation

    Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors: Statute of Limitation
    For consumers, one of the most stressful consequences of mounting debt is creditor harassment. Stacks of letters, countless emails and even threatening phone calls can become the norm for debtors who cannot get ahead. Unfortunately, many…
  • Aug 11

    Birmingham Bankruptcy Watch: Predatory Lending in the Auto Industry

    Birmingham Bankruptcy Watch: 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…
  • Aug 11

    Military Members Get $92 Million in Predatory Lending Settlement

    Military Members Get $92 Million in Predatory Lending Settlement
    Consumer advocacy groups have found that military members and their families have been the target of predatory lenders. Now more than 17,000 military personnel along with other consumers will receive $92 million in debt relief as part of a…
Rank this Week: 3547

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
  • Aug 15

    New Arbitration Rules for Construction Case

    New Arbitration Rules for Construction Case
    by Mark A. Cobb Beginning this summer, there is a new set of supplementary rules for the arbitration of construction cases. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) promulgated these rules in an attempt to lower participants’ costs…
  • Aug 5

    Contracts, Nonpayment and Georgia Lien

    Contracts, Nonpayment and Georgia Lien
    Mark Cobb is excited about speaking to Atlanta architects and engineers at a Construction Law continuing education seminar sponsored by HalfMoon Education.  Mark is speaking on IMPROVING THE PROJECT OUTCOME WITH ACCURATE AND EFFECTIVE…
  • Aug 5

    Contracts, Nonpayment and Georgia Lien

    Contracts, Nonpayment and Georgia Lien
    Mark Cobb is excited about speaking to Atlanta architects and engineers at a Construction Law continuing education seminar sponsored by HalfMoon Education.  Mark is speaking on IMPROVING THE PROJECT OUTCOME WITH ACCURATE AND EFFECTIVE…
Rank this Week: 3980

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/
  • Aug 15

    Burlington Coat Factory v. Butler - Alabama Appeals Court Weighs Retail Store Liability

    Burlington Coat Factory v. Butler - Alabama Appeals Court Weighs Retail Store Liability
    The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has reversed an earlier judgment in favor of a woman who suffered facial injuries in a retail store when a bracket fell on top of her as she reached for a sale item on a shelf. In Burlington Coat Factory of…
  • Aug 7

    Allstate Indemnity Co. v. Rice - Umbrella Liability Coverage

    Allstate Indemnity Co. v. Rice - Umbrella Liability Coverage
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently rejected a claim by a Missouri woman that an umbrella insurance policy belonging to her daughter and son-in-law covered her other son-in-law, and therefore her, in a crash that…
  • Jul 25

    Pierson v. Service America Corp. - Sports Game Beer Vendor Faces Dram Shop Liability

    Pierson v. Service America Corp. - Sports Game Beer Vendor Faces Dram Shop Liability
    In Alabama drunk driving injury cases, it is the intoxicated driver and/or his insurer who will be responsible for compensating victims. However, under some circumstances, the person who served the alcohol to that driver prior to the crash…
Rank this Week: 4794

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/
  • Aug 15

    Can My Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Payments?

    Can My Creditors Take My Social Security Disability Payments?
    When someone is considering filing for bankruptcy, many questions and concerns arise. The primary concern is usually how much of your property or assets are subject to creditors during the bankruptcy process. Luckily, government assistance,…
  • Aug 8

    What is a Unilateral Employment Contract?

    What is a Unilateral Employment Contract?
    Generally speaking, most employers do not intend for statements they make to their employees to be construed in any way as creating an employment contract. This is especially true in "employment at-will" states, like Alabama and Florida. …
  • Aug 1

    Making False Workers' Compensation Claims is a Crime

    Making False Workers' Compensation Claims is a Crime
    If you have been injured on the job, workers' compensation benefits should be available to compensate you for the injury. These benefits can include payment of medical expenses associated with your injury, compensation while you are unable…
Rank this Week: 3165

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road
    I stood on the side of the road – looking at the scene of a recent log truck collision. Two log trucks sped by me. Stand and watch for just a few minutes. You will understand how the speeding and fully loaded truck rammed into my…
  • Jun 23

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?
    Sometimes, our Court of Civil Appeals issues a decision that creates a little “buzz.” This is what happened last week when the Court released the workers’ compensation decision in Alabama Forestry Products v. Harris.…
Rank this Week: 2522

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/
  • Aug 12

    ChildCustody

    ChildCustody
    Child Custody in Alabama In Alabama, there are generally two different types of custody, legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody is the right to make decisions concerning the child’s health, education, religion, and…
  • Jul 23

    Alimony

    Alimony
    Alimony in Alabama Alimony is sometimes called spousal support or spousal maintenance and is where one spouse is ordered to pay the other spouse a certain amount of money periodically for a temporary term or permanently.  Alimony is much…
  • Jun 29

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! The post Hello world! appeared first on Harris Firm.
Rank this Week: 3552

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: 4236

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    AlabamaExpungement.com featured on WSFA’s Central Alabama Business Break

    AlabamaExpungement.com featured on WSFA’s Central Alabama Business Break
    I had the pleasure this morning of appearing on WSFA TV’s Central Alabama Business Break to discuss Alabama’s new expungement law and AlabamaExpungement.com. Click the link to see the video:…
  • Jun 22

    Expungement website is now live!

    Expungement website is now live!
    Skier & Associates is pleased to announce that our website describing the expungement process and how we plan to handle expungements for eligible clients is now LIVE. Visit http://www.alabamaexpungement.com/ to learn more about the…
  • Apr 25

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification

    Basic Facts About Child Custody Modification
    Often, divorced parents become dissatisfied with custody arrangements that are put in place by their divorce court years after the order was entered. Whether one parent feels that the other parent is not keeping up their end of parental…
Rank this Week: 2518

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Hollis Wright.

http://www.alabamainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 30

    BP – Let the Drafter Beware

    BP – Let the Drafter Beware
    Unless you’ve been living in exile for the past 4 years, you probably have heard your fill about the BP oil spill and oil rig explosion.  However, a closer look at what happened, and what continues in the settlement process is a…
Rank this Week: 2861

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • 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.
  • Mar 27

    My white paper on USCIS expedite criteria at ILW.com

    My white paper on USCIS expedite criteria at ILW.com
    http://tinyurl.com/kgq2n32
  • Mar 4

    Pleased to see the number one EB-5 lawyer get his say

    Pleased to see the number one EB-5 lawyer get his say
    Tom Rosenfeld has been featured in an interview by the online magazine, EB5investors.com.  I am so pleased because he is THE MAN aka the number one EB-5 lawyer in the world.http://tinyurl.com/oen335kPlease read it and take it to…
Rank this Week: 4081

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: 4444

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/
Rank this Week: 3323

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: 2619

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: 4070

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: 4894

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: 4093

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: 2856

Wettermark & Keith Blog

Wettermark & Keith Blog

Covers Alabama personal injury news.

http://www.wkfirm.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 28

    Chris Keith to Appear Live on ABC’s Talk of Alabama

    Chris Keith to Appear Live on ABC’s Talk of Alabama
    Chris Keith will be making a live appearance on ABC’s Talk of Alabama tomorrow 8/29 to discuss the dangers of texting and driving, and strategies for keeping you and your family safe. Talk of Alabama airs from 9am-10am make sure to…
Rank this Week: 3432

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: 4877

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: 4250

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: 4363

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: 4264

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: 4187

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: 4308

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: 4018

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: 4353

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: 4864

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: 3632

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: 4438

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: 3513