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Ex parte Ingram  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 1131228

Justia Opinion Summary: Teachers Becky Ingram and Nancy Wilkinson petitioned for a writ of mandamus to direct the Tuscaloosa Circuit Court to vacate its order denying their motion for a summary judgment based on State-agent immunity as to all c...

Ex parte Caremark Rx, LLC  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 1151160

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2000, the Franklin Circuit Court entered a final judgment approving a settlement agreement in “Taff v. Caremark, Inc.,” a class-action lawsuit against the corporate predecessor of the petitioner, Caremark Rx, LLC...

Bond v. McLaughlin  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 1151215

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Kimberly Bond sued her former attorney, James McLaughlin, alleging legal malpractice. The trial court entered a summary judgment in favor of McLaughlin. In February 2006, Bond hired McLaughlin to provide legal s...

Ex parte Alabama High School Athletic Assn.  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 1160121, 1160125

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, the Alabama High School Athletic Association ("the Association") and its executive director, Steven Savarese, filed petitions for a writ of mandamus challenging certain conflicting circuit court orders, issued b...

Equity Trust Co. v. Breland  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Numbers: 1150302, 1150876

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Breland was a developer of real property, with properties in Alabama and Florida. In 2002, Breland hired David Hudgens to provide legal services for him and his companies. According to Hudgens, Breland informed h...

Hasting v. Roberts  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1150813

Justia Opinion Summary: Melvin Hasting appealed a trial court's order dismissing his claim seeking injunctive relief against Christopher Roberts, individually and in his official capacity as the director of the Office of Indigent Defense Servic...

Collins v. Herring Chiropractic Center, LLC  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1151173

Justia Opinion Summary: Betty Collins appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants Ricardo Herring, D.C., and Herring Chiropractic Center, LLC. Collins sought damages for alleged medical malpractice with respect to treatment of...

Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1151287
Bain v. Colbert County Northwest Alabama Health Care Authority  
Date: February 10, 2017
Docket Number: 1150764

Justia Opinion Summary: Melissa Bain, in her capacity as the personal representative of the estate of her deceased husband Christopher Heath ("Heath"), appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Colbert County Northwest Alabama Health C...

Hurst v. Sneed  
Date: February 3, 2017
Docket Number: 1151067

Justia Opinion Summary: Sherri Hurst and Brenda Ray had been friends and neighbors for approximately 20 years before the incident that is the basis of the underlying action. One day in 2013, Ray telephoned Hurst and asked her to accompany her t...

Grimes v. Alfa Mutual Ins. Co.  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 1150041

Justia Opinion Summary: Warren and Johanna Grimes appealed a declaratory judgment holding that a liability policy issued by Alfa Mutual Insurance Company ("Alfa") did not provide coverage for a user of an automobile who did not have the express...

Yarbrough v. Eversole  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 1150400

Justia Opinion Summary: Myron Yarbrough appealed a circuit court judgment entered against him in his action alleging legal malpractice against Steven Eversole, Richard Perry, Jr., and Eversole Law, LLC ("the firm"). In 2006, Yarbrough was convi...

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