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Complete Cash Holdings, LLC v. Powell  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 1150536

Justia Opinion Summary: Complete Cash Holdings, LLC ("Complete Cash"), appealed a judgment entered on a jury verdict in favor of Lola Mae Powell. This case arose out of Complete Cash's repossession of Powell's 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche truck bas...

Miller v. City of Birmingham et al.  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 1151084

Justia Opinion Summary: Laura Miller appeals from a summary judgment entered by the Jefferson Circuit Court ("the circuit court") in favor of the City of Birmingham ("the City"), Sandy Roberts, and Alice Crutchfield (collectively, "the City def...

Barnwell v. CLP Corporation  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 1151329

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrew Barnwell appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of CLP Corporation ("CLP"). CLP owned and operated a McDonald's fast-food restaurant. In 2013, Barnwell visited the restaurant. Barnwell stated that...

Moore v. Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission  
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 1160002

Justia Opinion Summary: On January 23, 2015, Judge Callie Granade of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, issued an order declaring unconstitutional both the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, and the Ala...

Ex parte Walter B. Price  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 1151041

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Walter Price, Alan Goode, William Lunsford ("Lunsford"), and Cathy Lunsford (Lunsford's wife) formed Riverfront Development, LLC ("Riverfront"), with the goal of developing certain real estate located in Tuscalo...

Nix v. Franklin County Dept. of Human Resources  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 1160494

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerry Nix appealed the entry of summary judgment which found he was an adult in need of protective services under the Adult Protective Services Act of 1976. The Franklin County Department of Human Resources ("DHR") alleg...

Woodfin v. Bender  
Date: March 31, 2017
Docket Number: 1150797

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were members of the Birmingham Board of Education and the superintendent of the Birmingham City School System. Defendants appealed the circuit court’s judgment in favor of twenty-four "classified employees" of...

Ex parte Marshall County Department of Human Resources.  
Date: March 31, 2017
Docket Number: 1151039

Justia Opinion Summary: J.J.V. ("the child") was the daughter of J.V. ("the father"). In 2009, the Marshall County Department of Human Resources (DHR) removed J.J.V. from the custody of mother M.M.T. At that time, J.V. was living in Florida, wh...

Timothy Joel Thomas v. Randell Heard and Donna Heard
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 1150118
Simmons Group, LTD v. Caine O'Rear, Jr. Family Trust  
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 1150475

Justia Opinion Summary: This case began as an interpleader action filed by El Paso E&P Production, L.P. ("El Paso"), to determine who owned the mineral interest in a piece of property located in Walker County ("the Landon parcel"), on which El...

Ex parte City of Homewood  
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 1151310

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer J.C. Clifton and Officer Jason Davis, law enforcement officers for the City of Homewood, and the City of Homewood petitioned for a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Circuit Court to enter a summary judgmen...

Ex parte Andrew Hugine, Jr., et al.  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1130428

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrew Hugine, Jr., Ph.D., Daniel Wims, Ph.D., and Mattie Thomas, Ph.D., petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Circuit Court to vacate its order that denied their requests for qualifie...

Cottles v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1140632

Justia Opinion Summary: Norfolk Southern Railway Company ("Norfolk Southern") applied for a rehearing of the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision which reversed the Morgan Circuit Court's summary judgment in favor of Norfolk Southern in Jeff Cottle...

Jefferson County v. Taxpayers & Citizens of Jefferson County
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1150326
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