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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/
  • Jul 4

    Video: Overview of 5 options when sued by a debt collector in Alabama

    Video: Overview of 5 options when sued by a debt collector in Alabama
    Discover the 5 options that you have when sued by a debt collector (such as Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, etc) in Alabama. Here are the five options: First, file bankruptcy. Second, fight the lawsuit on your own. Third, settle…
  • Jun 2

    My odd office experience with Bank of America's loss mitigation

    My odd office experience with Bank of America's loss mitigation
    As you probably know, my law firm represents many Alabama consumer who sue mortgage companies such as Bank of America. Well, today I received a letter from Bank of America. I opened it up and it was addressed to me and said that BoA…
  • May 31

    Decision on FDCPA: Offer of Judgment Held Not To Kick Case Out Of Federal Court

    Decision on FDCPA: Offer of Judgment Held Not To Kick Case Out Of Federal Court
    Debt collectors love to use "Offers of Judgment" to try to get rid of cases and the new strategy is to argue that "there's no way you can prove actual damages" or "you didn't properly plead actual damages" so your case gets thrown out after a…
Rank this Week: 259

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: 770

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
  • Jul 21

    Simple Tips for a Successful Construction Project

    Simple Tips for a Successful Construction Project
    by Mark A. Cobb I just read a very insightful and accurate description of what it means to be a contractor: We design and construct buildings but the reality is we are risk managers.  Virtually anyone could design or construct a project…
  • Jul 15

    Subcontractors Beware–File Liens and Do Not Rely On Anyone Else for Payment

    Subcontractors Beware–File Liens and Do Not Rely On Anyone Else for Payment
    by Mark Cobb It would be wonderful to live in a world where a handshake or a person’s word meant something. The Georgia Court of Appeals just handed down a verdict in First Bank of Georgia v. Robertson Grading which will make you…
  • Jul 7

    8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contract

    8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contract
    by Mark A. Cobb If you are a Georgia contractor or subcontractor who uses written contracts (and if you are not using written contracts, you should!), then this blog might save you some legal costs and or headaches.  To improve your…
Rank this Week: 963

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/
  • Jul 14

    United States v. Chychula: Grand Jury Investigations and the Obstruction of Justice

    United States v. Chychula: Grand Jury Investigations and the Obstruction of Justice
    Our Birmingham criminal defense attorneys understand that being summonsed to testify at a grand jury hearing can have serious implications on both your liberty and your safety. In United States v. Chychula, the defendant was charged with nine…
  • Jul 11

    United States v. Smith: Specific Intent Requirement and Federal Crime

    United States v. Smith: Specific Intent Requirement and Federal Crime
    Our Alabama criminal defense lawyers know that federal cases can involve serious penalties. United States v. Smith is a federal criminal case involving a conviction for knowingly aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. According to court…
  • Jul 10

    United States v. Rojas: The Rules of Evidence and Closing Argument

    United States v. Rojas: The Rules of Evidence and Closing Argument
    Our Birmingham drug crimes defense lawyers know that thorough understanding of the rules of evidence is essential to proper defense at trial. United States v. Rojas, a United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit case, involves a…
Rank this Week: 1114

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: 1148

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: 1177

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.securitieslaw-blog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Company Cofounded By Nancy Pelosi’s Son Charged With Securities Fraud

    Company Cofounded By Nancy Pelosi’s Son Charged With Securities Fraud
    Natural Blue Resources Inc., a company cofounded by Nancy Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., was charged with securities fraud last week after the SEC discovered that two convicted criminals were at the company’s helm. Pelosi Jr. was…
  • Jul 21

    Golfing Buddies Charged With Insider Trading

    Golfing Buddies Charged With Insider Trading
    Earlier this month, the SEC charged a group of golfing buddies with trading on inside information about American Superconductor Corporation, an energy technology company out of Massachusetts. The group allegedly received more than $554,000 in…
  • Jul 18

    Ex-Husband Of ‘Sopranos’ Actress Arrested On Securities Fraud Charge

    Ex-Husband Of ‘Sopranos’ Actress Arrested On Securities Fraud Charge
    Seven people, including the ex-husband of a star from the Sopranos, were arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges stemming from market manipulation of penny stocks. Two of the seven, Craig L. Josephberg and Matthew A. Bell, were…
Rank this Week: 1683

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/
  • Jul 18

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case

    "Me Too" Evidence is Insufficient in a Hostile Work Environment Case
    The number of racial harassment cases in the U.S. has doubled since the early 1990s, according to the EEOC. It is inconceivable that someone would have to work in an environment where the "n-word" is used daily, and nooses or racial graffiti…
  • Jul 11

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim

    Prejudicial Statements by Defense May Have Saved UM/UIM Claim
    Imagine being injured in an automobile accident, by a driver with no insurance. Luckily, there is no dispute that the other driver was at fault, and because you have Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist Coverage, there is a source of…
  • Jul 4

    Can I Bring a Civil Lawsuit for Vehicular Manslaughter?

    Can I Bring a Civil Lawsuit for Vehicular Manslaughter?
    When negligent or careless driving leads to the death of another motorist or passenger, it may result in a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter. The question many clients ask is, if you are the survivor of such a victim, can you file a…
Rank this Week: 2333

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

Alabama Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.alabamainjuryattorneys-blog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Product Liability for Defective Guns in Alabama

    Product Liability for Defective Guns in Alabama
    A large portion of Alabama residents pride themselves on being owners of firearms. Assuming they are not felons and lack a substance abuse or mental health issue, that is their Constitutional right. However, it’s no secret guns can be…
  • Jul 16

    Burlington Coat Factory v. Butler – Alabama Retail Premises Liability

    Burlington Coat Factory v. Butler – Alabama Retail Premises Liability
    The Alabama Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court verdict in favor of a shopper who brought a premises liability claim against a retailer after suffering injuries when struck in the face by a mounted metal bracket. Tuscaloosa premises…
  • Jul 15

    Alabama Forest Products v. Harris – Attendant Care in Alabama Workers’ Compensation

    Alabama Forest Products v. Harris – Attendant Care in Alabama Workers’ Compensation
    For years, courts in Alabama held that workers who suffer a job-related injury may not collect compensation for attendant care by family members if it does not serve to improve the disabled employee’s condition. When it serves only to…
Rank this Week: 1750

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

Birmingham AL Personal Injury Blog

By Drake Law Firm.

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

    Tragedy can result from Alabama car accident

    Tragedy can result from Alabama car accident
    Although rather tragic, holidays can create a great deal of accidents. It is heartbreaking that during an exciting and joyous time, such a sad thing can occur. The 4th of July is no exception to this trend; numerous crashes take...
  • Jul 9

    Hope in the midst of 1 of Alabama's car accident

    Hope in the midst of 1 of Alabama's car accident
    Motor vehicle collisions can involve anyone, from a car carrying a single occupant to a minivan full of children. When little ones are hurt or killed in car accidents or pedestrian hit and runs, families are left incredibly heartbroken. A...
  • Jul 2

    1 dead, 3 injured in 1 of Alabama's freeway and highway accident

    1 dead, 3 injured in 1 of Alabama's freeway and highway accident
    The damages that result from motor vehicle collisions can be minor or extremely severe. Freeway and highway accidents often have major consequences because of the high rate of speed at which the vehicles are traveling. While interstates are…
Rank this Week: 2197

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: 2386

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: 2259

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: 2221

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: 1895

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: 2331

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: 1564

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: 2422

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: 1941

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Eversole Law LLC.

http://www.alabamabankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Supreme Court Narrows “Retirement Account” Creditor Exemption

    Supreme Court Narrows “Retirement Account” Creditor Exemption
    Filing bankruptcy is a legal way to eliminate unwanted and unmanageable debt. For those considering bankruptcy, it is important to remember that there are traps for the unwary, including the potential loss of property and assets in the…
  • Jul 15

    Managing and Paying Off Your High-Interest Debt

    Managing and Paying Off Your High-Interest Debt
    When faced with overwhelming debt, financial experts agree that you should tackle you high-interest debts first. While interest can accumulate on student loans, mortgages, or even taxes, the most damaging interest can accrue on high-interest…
  • Jul 10

    State Senator Files Bankruptcy - Nearly $1 Million in Debt

    State Senator Files Bankruptcy - Nearly $1 Million in Debt
    Athletes, celebrities, and public figures, including politicians, are often the target of headlines when they file bankruptcy. The number of high-income earners who are forced to file bankruptcy sheds light on the reality that unmanageable…
Rank this Week: 3524

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/
  • Jul 17

    Verdugo v. Target Corp. - Retail Store Had No Duty to Keep Medical Device on Hand

    Verdugo v. Target Corp. - Retail Store Had No Duty to Keep Medical Device on Hand
    Per a new ruling by the California Supreme Court, large stores in California are not required to keep automatic defibrillators on hand to treat patrons and/or workers who suffer from cardiac arrest. The plaintiffs in the wrongful death…
  • Jul 7

    Loyacono v. Travelers Insurance Company - Prejudicial Statements Result in Remand of Crash Case

    Loyacono v. Travelers Insurance Company - Prejudicial Statements Result in Remand of Crash Case
    A car accident victim will receive a new trial after a state supreme court ruled highly-prejudicial statements regarding the occupation and salary of the plaintiff's husband were allowed before the jury prior to its verdict. While the…
  • Jul 1

    Reducing Fourth of July Injuries in Alabama

    Reducing Fourth of July Injuries in Alabama
    Our Montgomery personal injury lawyers urge you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July. This year over the Fourth of July weekend, millions of Americans will hit the roads in search of fun. Some will go to cookouts,…
Rank this Week: 4252

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/
  • Jul 16

    Buying Out Your Ex-Spouse or Selling the Family Home?

    Buying Out Your Ex-Spouse or Selling the Family Home?
    For most couples, the family home is the biggest investment made during a marriage. This often makes it the central focus of property disputes and can raise questions for both parties—including whether the home should be sold or how to…
  • Jul 16

    Collaborative Divorce is On the Rise in Alabama

    Collaborative Divorce is On the Rise in Alabama
    Divorce can be complicated and overwhelming for any family—even when parties are reasonably amicable about the divorce. One alternative to the traditional court system,  “Collaborative Divorce,” is giving couples a new…
  • Jul 13

    Custody Debate Over Unborn and Unwanted Surrogate Baby

    Custody Debate Over Unborn and Unwanted Surrogate Baby
    Modern families have evolved to include same-sex couples, step-children, blended families, and surrogate pregnancy. While the notion of modern marriage has changed, so has the modern divorce. The case that once was about a custody battle over…
Rank this Week: 4585

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • 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.…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative
    My law partner just completed a case for an independent sales representative in Huntsville. While every case is unique, the basic story of manufacturers denying commissions to independent sales representatives is far too common. It is a basic…
Rank this Week: 4537

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    South Dakota v. Burkett: Second and Subsequent DUI Conviction

    South Dakota v. Burkett: Second and Subsequent DUI Conviction
    DUI defense attorneys in Alabama understand that second and subsequent convictions on your record can serious consequences on a new traffic case. In South Dakota v. Burkett, a suspect is alleged to have entered an auto parts store and asked…
  • Jul 10

    Montana v. Zimmerman: Right to a Speedy DUI Trial

    Montana v. Zimmerman: Right to a Speedy DUI Trial
    Our Alabama DUI defense attorneys understand that excessive delays in the prosecution of a DUI case can lead to increased anxiety and uncertainty for clients. It may also be difficult to find a job or keep your current job while facing…
  • Jul 7

    Alabama DUIs and Hit-and-Run Charge

    Alabama DUIs and Hit-and-Run Charge
    Our Alabama DUI lawyers understand that being involved in a motor vehicle accident can have a major effect on your case. According to a recent article in the Idaho Statesmen, a police officer was engaged in a routine traffic stop when a…
Rank this Week: 4787

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: 4363

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/
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jun 29

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 2671

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers…

Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.alabamapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Defendants Lose Attempt to Remove Alabama Case to Federal Court After Fatal Failure of Bridgestone Tire

    Defendants Lose Attempt to Remove Alabama Case to Federal Court After Fatal Failure of Bridgestone Tire
    A manufacturer of an allegedly defective product may attempt to remove a personal injury lawsuit from state court to federal court, in the belief that a federal jury will be less sympathetic to plaintiffs. The most common basis for…
  • Jun 10

    The Use of Life Care Planning in Personal Injury Case

    The Use of Life Care Planning in Personal Injury Case
    The use of life care planning in personal injury cases Representing clients with severe permanent injuries can be challenging on many levels. It can take an emotional toll on a lawyer and it can also be very expensive. The use of a qualified…
  • May 28

    Elder Care, Recalled Bed Handles, and Keeping Elderly Folks Safe

    Elder Care, Recalled Bed Handles, and Keeping Elderly Folks Safe
    With the announcement this week by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc. of a voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles, our attention is once again drawn to how to help keep elderly people…
Rank this Week: 3413

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 20

    Alabama’s Expungement Law Makes Front Page of Montgomery Advertiser

    Alabama’s Expungement Law Makes Front Page of Montgomery Advertiser
    If you are following the new law regarding expungement of arrests for certain offenses in Alabama, you will want to read this article:   http://tinyurl.com/kadqjzo The article does an excellent job of explaining the rationale behind the…
Rank this Week: 2975

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: 3221

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Alabama Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Hollis Wright.

http://www.alabamainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • Jun 3

    TRANSVAGINAL MESH MAUNFACTURER AGREES TO $830 MILLION SETTLEMENT

    TRANSVAGINAL MESH MAUNFACTURER AGREES TO $830 MILLION SETTLEMENT
    On April 30th, Endo International Plc (“Endo”) agreed to pay $830 million to resolve legal claims filed by women who have been injured by various transvaginal mesh devices.  In its annual report filed with the U.S. Securities…
  • Apr 25

    ACTOS: $9 Billion Awarded in First MDL Bladder Cancer Trial against Manufacturers Takeda & Eli Lily

    ACTOS: $9 Billion Awarded in First MDL Bladder Cancer Trial against Manufacturers Takeda & Eli Lily
    On April 7th, a jury in the first federal court Actos bladder cancer trial returned a verdict for almost $9.15 billion dollars against co-defendants, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. Inc. (In Re: Actos [Pioglitazone]…
  • Feb 13

    Fires, A Real Societal and Dangerous Problem!

    Fires, A Real Societal and Dangerous Problem!
    On average, Alabama typically experiences over 100 deaths per year associated with fires. Nationally, the average number of deaths per year from fires is around 4,000.  This means that someone is dying from a fire every 3 hours,…
Rank this Week: 2744

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: 2702

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: 3306

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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

http://eb5greencard.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 20

    Senate panel seeking information about regional center project

    Senate panel seeking information about regional center project
    Sen. Tom Cobum (R-OK), ranking member on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has sent letters to approved regional centers asking for a lot of information that goes far beyond the scope of the annual audit…
Rank this Week: 4176

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: 3253

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: 4306

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: 3487

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: 4560

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: 3865

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: 3793

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: 4623

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: 4305

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: 4719

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: 3256