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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
Bennett v. Jefferson County  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Numbers: 1150327, 1150326

Justia Opinion Summary: Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Commission (collectively "the County parties") appealed a circuit court judgment denying a petition for validation of the warrants filed by the County parties, pursuant to sectio...

Blackmon v. Renasant Bank  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1150692

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Deborah and Brian Blackmon executed an agreement establishing a home-equity line of credit with Renasant Bank secured by a mortgage on the Blackmons' house. In addition to making withdrawals on the home-equity l...

City of Birmingham Retirement & Relief System v. McGough  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1150997

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin McGough, then a firefighter employed by the City of Birmingham ("the city"), alleges that he sustained an injury to his left knee on April 30, 2011, during the course of his employment. For approximately one year a...

Newell v. SCI Alabama Funeral Services, LLC  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 1151078

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Newell’s wife Lisa passed away at their home in 2013. Newell requested that Lisa's body be transported to Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. However, unbeknownst to Newell, Lisa's body was transported to Radney...

Ex parte Paudriciquez Martez Fuller.
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 1150487
Bevel v. Marine Group, LLC  
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 1150941

Justia Opinion Summary: Timothy Bevel appeals from an order granting a motion to compel arbitration. In March 2015, Bevel financed the purchase of a used Bennington brand boat and a Yamaha brand boat motor from Guntersville Boat Mart, Inc., and...

Ex parte Austal USA, LLC.  
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Numbers: 1151138, 1151244

Justia Opinion Summary: Austal USA, LLC filed two petitions for a writ of mandamus directing the Mobile Circuit Court to dismiss certain claims asserted against it by plaintiffs Michael Keshock, Martin Osborn, Richard Fitzgerald, Tyrone Lucas,...

Ex parte Austal USA, LLC.
Date: March 3, 2017
Docket Number: 1151244
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...

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