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Easterling v. Progressive Specialty Insurance Co.  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 1150833

Justia Opinion Summary: Hershel Easterling, both individually and as the personal representative of the estate of Charlotte Easterling, appealed the grant of a summary judgment in favor of Progressive Specialty Insurance Company ("Progressive")...

Walker Brothers Investment, Inc. v. City of Mobile  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 1160203

Justia Opinion Summary: Walker Brothers Investment, Inc., and James Walker (collectively, "Walker Brothers") appealed a circuit court order granting a motion for a summary judgment in favor of the City of Mobile ("the City"). In 2012, the City...

McNamara v. Benchmark Insurance Co.  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 1151314

Justia Opinion Summary: Pharmacist Joseph McNamara, Jr. appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Benchmark Insurance Company ("Benchmark") in Benchmark's indemnity action against McNamara. Benchmark commenced the indemnity action in a...

Hinote v. Owens et al.  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 1160268

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved two competing claims to a 40-acre tract of land ("the property") and whether the rule of repose could be applied to resolve that dispute. The complications in this case began in 1964, when one of Felix...

Ivey v. Estate of R.E. Ivey  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 1160280

Justia Opinion Summary: Edwyna Ivey ("Edwyna") appealed a circuit court judgment denying her petition for an omitted-spouse share of the estate of her late husband, R.E. Ivey ("R.E."). In 1975, R.E. executed a will leaving the entirety of his e...

Ex parte Altapointe Health Systems, Inc.  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 1160544

Justia Opinion Summary: Altapointe Health Systems, Inc., and Altapointe Healthcare Management, LLC (collectively referred to as "Altapointe"), petitioned for a writ of mandamus to direct the Mobile Circuit Court to vacate its order compelling...

Hall v. Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1151077

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Mary Hall, as personal representative of the estate of Adolphus Hall, Sr., and Anaya McKinnon, as personal representative of the estate of Wanzy Lee Bowman appealed the dismissal of their class-action claims a...

Managed Health Care Administration, Inc. v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1151099

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Managed Health Care Administration, Inc. ("MHCA"), and Alabama Psychiatric Services, P.C. ("APS") appealed the denial of their motion to compel Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama ("Blue Cross") to arbitrat...

Ex parte Dow Corning Alabama, Inc.  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1160028

Justia Opinion Summary: Dow Corning Alabama, Inc., Dow Corning Corporation, Rajesh Mahadasyam, Fred McNett, Zurich American Insurance Company ("Zurich"), and National Union Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA ("National Union"), all petitioned...

Ex parte Dow Corning Alabama, Inc., et al.
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1160028
Saarinen v. Hall  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1160066

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Supreme Court granted Bobby Saarinen and Chris Williams permission to appeal an interlocutory order of the Franklin Circuit Court denying their motion for a summary judgment in Louis Hall's personal-injury ac...

Ex parte Dr. Eyston Hunte  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1160164

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Eyston Hunte and his medical practice petitioned for mandamus relief. A former patient, Lisa Johnson, filed suit against Hunte, alleging Hunte sexually abused her during a health examination. Johnson served discovery...

Ex parte Trenton Turner, Jr.  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1160212

Justia Opinion Summary: The Turners contended Wells Fargo Bank failed to give them proper notice of foreclosure required pursuant to Section 22 of their mortgage documents. Because they did not receive proper notice required by the mortgage, th...

Ex parte Robert Przybysz  
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 1160381

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Robert Przybysz, Ingenuity International, LLC ("Ingenuity"), David Byker, and Global Asset Management Holdings, LLC ("GAM"), filed two petitions for a writ of mandamus. Both petitions sought a writ ordering th...

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