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Mazda Motor Corporation v. Hurst  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 1140545

Justia Opinion Summary: Mazda Motor Corporation ("Mazda") appealed a judgment entered against it on two jury verdicts resulting from two product liability claims filed in Alabama. The claims stemmed from an accident involving a “Mazda 3” driven...

Honea v. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Numbers: 1130590, 1130655

Justia Opinion Summary: In case no. 1130590, Kathryn L. Honea appealed the denial of her motion to vacate an arbitration award entered in favor of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. ("Raymond James"), and Bernard Michaud, an employee of Ray...

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. National Bank of Commerce  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 1150992

Justia Opinion Summary: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. appealed a circuit court's denial of its claim for attorney fees against National Bank of Commerce ("NBC"). The claim at issue in this appeal stemmed from a lawsuit concerning the deposit of a chec...

Ex parte East Central Baldwin County Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority.  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 1151145

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2009, the Town of Summerdale filed a complaint against East Central Baldwin County Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority (ECBC) and the county commission, seeking a judgment declaring that the 2002 and 20...

Ex parte Zachary Blake Walden.
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 1160233
Engel v. Amonett  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 1160113

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Robert Engel and Daniel Michael Engel appealed a probate court’s order disqualifying them as co-executors of their mother's estate and appointing a third party to administer the estate. Some of their siblings allege...

Ex parte Jewels by Park Lane, Inc.  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 1160333

Justia Opinion Summary: Jewels by Park Lane, Inc. ("JBPL"), and Kathy Cassidy, the national director for JBPL, sought a writ of mandamus compelling the Circuit Court to vacate its order denying their motion to dismiss an action against them on...

Ex parte Ronnie Lynn Kirksey.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 1160522
Brooks v. RPM Cranes, LLC  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 1150028

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, RPM Cranes and its owner Muhammad Wasim Ali sued the defendants CraneWorks, Inc. and its owners, David Upton ("David") and Steve Upton ("Steve"), and Russell Brooks, Rick Yates, and Casey Markos, alleging that B...

Rainbow Cinemas, LLC v. Consolidated Construction Company of Alabama  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 1160070

Justia Opinion Summary: Rainbow Cinemas, LLC ("Rainbow"), Ambarish Keshani, and Harshit Thakker (collectively, "the defendants") appealed a circuit court order denying their motion to compel arbitration of a contract dispute with Consolidated C...

Rochester-Mobile, LLC v. C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 1160185

Justia Opinion Summary: Rochester-Mobile, LLC, and Salzman-Mobile, LLC ("Rochester-Salzman"), appealed a judgment entered against them in a declaratory-judgment action relating to the validity of a 25-year sublease between Rochester-Salzman and...

Newman v. Howard  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 1160226

Justia Opinion Summary: This action concerned a piece of real property located in Calhoun County, Alabama. Lynda Newman, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Oscar Newman, deceased, appealed the summary judgment entered...

Ex parte City of Guntersville.  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 1151214

Justia Opinion Summary: Margaret Hulgan tripped and fell at a Fourth of July celebration at a City of Guntersville-owned Civitan Park. She sued the City, and the City claimed immunity under Alabama recreational-use statutes. The trial court den...

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