Alabama Supreme Court Decisions 2013

Case Docket Date
Summary Crabtree v. BASF Building Systems, LLC110120412/30/13
Summary Fuller v. Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority109043612/20/13
Summary Meeks v. Morrow 112068812/20/13
Summary Norris v. Fayette County Commission 112057312/20/13
Summary Hall v. Jones112095012/20/13
Summary Gower v. Turquoise Properties Gulf, Inc., et al. 112004512/20/13
Summary Cavalier Manufacturing, Inc. v. Gant 108028412/20/13
Ex parte Cornelius Newman. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (In re: Cornelius Newman v. State of Alabama) (Houston Circuit Court: CC-11-59; Criminal Appeals : CR-11-1408). Writ Quashed. No Opinion. 112038912/20/13
Ex parte Robert Baker and Sheila Baker. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Robert Baker and Sheila Baker v. Larry Heath Miller) (Jefferson Circuit Court: DR-09-1733; Civil Appeals : 2100988). Writ Quashed. No Opinion. 112029812/20/13
Deidre W. Lee and Samuel G. McKerall v. Charles Houser and Robert C. Holk111010512/20/13
Summary Terry v. Terry112073812/13/13
Summary White v. Bay Area Physicians for Women112106912/13/13
Summary Parker Towing Company, Inc. v. Triangle Aggregates, Inc. 110051012/13/13
Summary Hardy Corporation v. Rayco Industrial, Inc. 109098812/13/13
Summary Kimbrough v. Safeway Insurance Company of Alabama, Inc.112043912/13/13
Summary City of Gadsden v. Harbin 112053712/13/13
Carl Weaver v. Roger D. Firestone 110140312/13/13
Summary Pensacola Motor Sales, Inc. v. Daphne Automotive, LLC 111084012/06/13
Summary Working v. Jefferson County Election Commission111138612/06/13
Summary Thomas v. Merritt111158812/06/13
Summary Asphalt Contractors, Inc. v. Alabama Dept. of Transportation 110143912/06/13
Ex parte First Exchange Bank et al. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS:CIVIL (In re: Thomas Henry and Darla Henry v. First Exchange Bank et al.) (Butler Circuit Court: CV-10-900060). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 111135312/06/13
Summary Fordham v. Siderius112050911/27/13
Summary Wausau Development Corporation v. Natural Gas & Oil, Inc. 112061411/22/13
Summary Barrett v. Roman112035211/22/13
Summary Sears v. Hampton112057811/22/13
Summary Federal National Mortgage Association v. Rhodes112082411/22/13
Summary Pettway v. Del Marsh112078111/22/13
Summary Afassco, Inc. v. Sanders 112080111/22/13
Summary Ex parte Bessemer City Board of Education112111111/15/13
Ex parte Wesley Person. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: George Thagard v. Wesley Person) (Crenshaw Circuit Court: CV-12-0031). Petition Denied - No Opinion. 112132111/15/13
Summary City of Gadsden v. Boman 112057911/08/13
Summary Alabama Powersport Auction, LLC v. Wiese112000711/08/13
Summary Mottershaw v. Ledbetter111095911/08/13
Summary CNH America, LLC v. Ligon Capital, LLC111120411/08/13
Ex parte J.M.P. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: J.M.P. v. Alabama Department of Human Resources)(Mobile Juvenile Court: JU-08-910.93, JU-08-911.93, JU-08-912.93, JU-08-913.93, JU-09-262.93, JU-10-1485.01; Civil Appeals : 2110770; 2110771; 2110772; 2110773; 2110774; 2110775). Writ Quashed. No Opinion. 112081311/08/13
Ex parte J.C., by and through his next friend, D.V. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: J.C., by and through his next friend, D.V. v. Wanda Davidson et al.) (Montgomery Circuit Court: CV-10-901088; Civil Appeals : 2111026). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112050011/08/13
Summary In re: Whatley v. Higginbotham112087310/25/13
Summary Alabama Superintendent of Education et al. v. Alabama Education Association111041310/25/13
Ex parte Curtis Earl Scarver. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (In re: Curtis Earl Scarver v. State of Alabama) (Montgomery Circuit Court: CC-08-1351.60; Criminal Appeals : CR-12-0741). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112126210/25/13
Ex parte Opie Earl Sullivan. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Steven Ray Parnell v. Opie Earl Sullivan) (Washington Circuit Court: CV-11-900048). Petition Dismissed. No Opinion. 112085510/25/13
Anthony O'Neal and Jana O'Neal v. Bama Exterminating Company, Inc. (Appeal from Tuscaloosa Circuit Court: CV-11-900138). Application Overruled. No Opinion. 112017610/25/13
Summary Edwards v. Johnson112056910/18/13
Summary Alexander v. City of Bessemer110145510/18/13
Summary Alabama Mutual Insurance Corporation v. City of Vernon et al. 111073810/11/13
Summary Pavilion Development, L.L.C. v. JBJ Partnership et al. 111079110/11/13
Summary Stacey v. Peed 112066110/04/13
Summary Kimbrough v. Safeway Insurance Company of Alabama, Inc.112043910/04/13
Summary Christopher v. Christopher112038710/04/13
Ex parte Tyson Foods, Inc., et al. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Reba Kirkley, as administratrix of the estate of Allen Hayes, deceased v. Tyson Foods, Inc., et al.) (Blount Circuit Court: CV-2008-900082). Application Overruled. No Opinion. 111093110/04/13
Summary Baker v. Alabama112038509/27/13
Summary Chavers v. City of Mobile 112010309/27/13
Summary Boyles v. Dougherty112039509/27/13
Summary Tiffin Motor Homes, Inc. v. Valloze 111133509/27/13
Summary Terminix International Company, L.P. v. Scott 111123209/27/13
Summary Sanders v. Alabama112057709/27/13
Summary State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. Brechbill 111111709/27/13
Summary Jackson v. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.112025109/27/13
Summary Lee v. Houser111010509/27/13
Summary Pizzato v. Alabama Educational Television Commission111149409/27/13
Summary F.V.O. v. Coffee County Department of Human Resources112053609/27/13
Summary CMC Properties, LLC v. Emerald Falls, LLC112092009/27/13
Summary Oyedepo v. Sellers112053109/27/13
Ex parte Carlos Hernandez. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (In re: Carlos Hernandez v. State of Alabama) (Jefferson Circuit Court: CC-10-904; Criminal Appeals : CR-11-1732). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112095809/27/13
Sandra Bell v. Luther Strange, as Attorney General of the State of Alabama, et al. (Appeal from Montgomery Circuit Court: CV-12-1146). Affirmed. No Opinion. 112060309/27/13
Barron Fan Technology, Inc. v. Pell City Industrial Services, Inc. (Appeal from St. Clair Circuit Court, Pell City Division: CV-10-900226). Affirmed. No Opinion. 111162709/27/13
Town of Gurley v. M & N Materials, Inc. (Appeal from Madison Circuit Court: CV-05-731). Application Overruled; Opinion of December 21, 2012, modified [by substitution of pages 26 through 36 for pages 26 through 35 of the original opinion to add footnote 6 and to renumber the remaining footnotes accordingly]. 111043909/27/13
Summary Pettway v. Marsh et al.112078109/20/13
Summary Robertson v. MERSCORP, Inc.111137009/20/13
Summary Norris v. Fayette County Commission 112057309/20/13
Summary Gaddy v. Brascho 111137609/20/13
Summary Lanier v. McMath Construction, Inc. 112041309/20/13
Summary Owners Insurance Company v. Jim Carr Homebuilder, LLC et al. 112076409/20/13
Summary Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. v. Honea 111042409/20/13
Summary AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc. v. Mobile County Probate Court 111119909/20/13
Summary Hughes v. Robbie Branton 110105109/20/13
Summary Whitty et al. v. Montgomery County et al. 109176209/20/13
Summary Baldwin County v. Baldwin County Cattle & Fair Association, Inc. 112059909/20/13
Ex parte Alabama Department of Mental Health. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CRIMINAL (In re: Ex parte Alabama Department of Mental Health (In re: State of Alabama v. Jeremy Bentley)) (Mobile Circuit Court: CC-00-3418; Criminal Appeals : CR-11-1336). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 111162109/20/13
Ex parte U.S. Bank National Association. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Walker County, on behalf of itself and all other similarly situated Alabama counties, and Rick Allison, Walker County Probate Judge v. U.S. Bank National Association) 111156709/20/13
Hosea O. Weaver and Sons, Inc. v. Ira W. Balch, as personal representative of the estate of Danny E. Balch, deceased, et al. 110063709/20/13
Summary The Water Works & Sewer Board of the City of Prichard v. The Board of Water & Sewer Commissioners of the city of Mobile112063009/13/13
Summary Sturdivant v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP111037309/13/13
Summary Poole v. General Motors Corporation et al.112062909/13/13
Summary Patterson v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC 111054709/13/13
Summary Alabama vs. Henderson 112014009/13/13
Summary G. M. v. Alabama 112059309/13/13
Summary Moultrie v. Wall, II111150709/13/13
David T. Harris and Stacy L. Harris v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated November 1, 2005, GSAMP Trust 2005-HE5 111005409/13/13
Summary Target Media Partners Operating Company, LLC v. Specialty Marketing Corporation109175809/09/13
Target Media Partners Operating Company, LLC, and Ed Leader v. Specialty Marketing Corporation d/b/a Truck Market News 109175809/06/13
Summary Smith v. Winfield112044508/30/13
Summary Board of Equalization and Adjustment of Shelby County v. Shelby 39, LLC 112008408/30/13
Summary Pate v. Alabama112034808/30/13
Summary Eastman v. R Warehousing & Port Services, Inc. 111132308/30/13
Ex parte J.W. and M.W. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: J.W. and M.W. v. Colbert County Department of Human Resources) (Colbert Juvenile Court: JU-11-50.02; Civil Appeals : 2111084). Writ Quashed. No Opinion. 112078208/30/13
Ex parte Lataya Fluker, individually and on behalf of Ethan Fluker and Ian Fluker. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Lataya Fluker, individually and on behalf of Ethan Fluker and Ian Fluker v. Alfa Mutual Insurance Company and Geico Casualty Company) (Sumter Circuit Court: CV-12-90000059). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 112074908/30/13
Ex parte Michael Anthony Sockwell. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (In re: Michael Anthony Sockwell v. State of Alabama) (Montgomery Circuit Court: CC-88-1244.60; Criminal Appeals : CR-08-1540). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112056108/30/13
Ex parte D.C. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: D.C. v. Mobile County Department of Human Resources) (Mobile Juvenile Court: JU-08-64.01; Civil Appeals : 2111242). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112116608/23/13
Ex parte David R. Wilson, M.D. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Kenneth Bryant and Sally Foley, Co-Administrators Ad Litem of the Estate of Kenneth Luke Bryant, deceased v. Baptist Health Centers, Inc. et al.) (Marshall Circuit Court: CV-11-900238). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 112087908/23/13
Ex parte Drummond Company, Inc., et al. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Tom G. Ward, Jr., as administrator of the estate of Roberto Estrada, deceased v. Drummond Company, Inc., et al.) (Walker Circuit Court: CV-07-900170; Civil Appeals : 2120427). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 112058008/23/13
Ex parte Tower Insurance Company of New York Inc. et al. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CIVIL (In re: Cullman Bowling Center, LLC. v. Tower Insurance Company of New York Inc. et al.) (Cullman Circuit Court: CV-12-900220). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 112022808/23/13
Application Overruled. No Opinion. (Special Writing) Golden Gate National Senior Care, LLC, d/b/a Golden Living Center-RiverChase, LLC, et al. v. Donald Roser, as the administrator ad litem of the estate of Laura Roser (Appeal from Jefferson Circuit Court: CV-08-904167). Application Overruled. No Opinion. 112001608/23/13
Summary Morgan v. Publix Super Markets, Inc. 112052208/16/13
Summary McDonald v. Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation et al. 111151308/16/13
Summary M & F Bank v. First American Title Insurance Company 111152508/16/13
Summary Ivey, Jr. v. King 111162608/16/13
Summary McGathey v. Brookwood Health Services, Inc.111076008/02/13
Summary South Alabama Gas District v. Knight111099608/02/13
Summary Precision Gear Co. v. Continental Motors, Inc. 111078607/12/13
Summary Lightfoot v. Alabama 112020007/12/13
L. N. v. Monroe County Board of Education et al (Appeal from Monroe Circuit Court: CV-07-07). Affirmed. No Opinion. 111067207/12/13
Summary Beckworth v. Alabama109178007/03/13
Summary Pate IV v. City of Tuscaloosa111144807/03/13
Summary O'Neal v. Bama Exterminating Company, Inc. 112017607/03/13
Ex parte Martin Welch. PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS: CRIMINAL (In re: State of Alabama v. Martin Welch) (Mobile Circuit Court: CC-11-5195; Criminal Appeals : CR-12-0291). Petition Denied. No Opinion. 112054907/03/13
Hosea O. Weaver and Sons, Inc. v. Ira W. Balch, as personal representative of the estate of Danny E. Balch, deceased, et al. 110063707/01/13
Summary Rodriguez-Flores v. U.S. Coatings, Inc. 112009906/28/13
Summary M & J Materials, Inc. v. Isbell109116306/28/13
Summary Hosea O. Weaver & Sons, Inc. v. Balch110063706/28/13
Summary Hawke v. U.S. Centrifuge Systems, LLC112029606/28/13
Summary Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London v. Southern Natural Gas Company 111069806/28/13
Myrtis Hill v. Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC , et al. 109054906/28/13
Summary Utilities Board of the City of Opp v. Shuler Brothers, Inc. 111155806/21/13
Summary Robertson v. Mount Royal Towers112029106/21/13
Summary Ewing v. USA Water Ski, Inc.112074406/21/13
Summary Cate v. Alabama 111124006/21/13
Ex parte Robin Wells Dickens. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (In re: Robin Wells Dickens v. State of Alabama) (Mobile Circuit Court: CC-11-5266; Criminal Appeals : CR-12-0228). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112094506/21/13
Ex parte Welton Graben. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Norandal U.S.A., Inc. v. Welton Graben)109087406/21/13
Summary Safetynet Youth Systems, LLC v. Guarantee Insurance Co.112033706/14/13
Summary Blackmon v. Powell112044206/07/13
Summary Patterson v. Jai Maatadee, Inc.111145106/07/13
Summary Sanspree v. Sterling Bank 111141906/07/13
Ex parte Jack R. Bates II. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Jack R. Bates II v. Robert Riley) 112085206/07/13
Golden Gate National Senior Care, LLC, d/b/a Golden Living Center-RiverChase, LLC, et al. v. Donald Roser, as the administrator ad litem of the estate of Laura Roser (Appeal from Jefferson Circuit Court: CV-08-904167). Affirmed. No Opinion. 112001606/07/13
Summary Hand v. Howell, Sarto & Howell 112013305/31/13
Summary Guardian Builders, LLC v. Uselton 111137505/31/13
Summary Fish Market Restaurants, Inc. v. Riverfront, LLC111123905/31/13
Ex parte Donald Ray Hicks. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Bona Faye Hicks v. Donald Ray Hicks) 112022705/31/13
Mildred McDonald v. Springhill Medical Complex, Inc. et al. (Appeal from Mobile Circuit Court: CV-11-237). Affirmed. No Opinion. 111162505/31/13
Summary Kirkley v. Tyson Foods, Inc.111093105/24/13
Johnnie Mae Sawyer, as daughter and administrator of the estate of Arthur Waters, deceased v. Sylvia Collins et al. 112030105/24/13
Douglas H. Cooner v. Alabama State Bar (Appeal from ASB No. 02-150 111134005/24/13
Ex parte Ronald Kidd and Teodosio Arroyo Martinez. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Ex parte F.A. "Bubba" Bingham, in his official capacity as director, Department of Public Safety; et al. (In re: Ronald Kidd and Teodosio Arroyo Martinez et al. v. F.A. "Bubba" Bingham, in his official capacity as director, Department of Public Safety; et al.)) 111076705/24/13
Summary SE Property Holdings, LLC v. Eagerton112039405/17/13
Summary Marathon Construction & Demolition, LLC v. King Metal Recycling & Processing Corp. 112031005/17/13
Ex parte Brookwood Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Brookwood Medical Center. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Affinity Hospital, LLC, d/b/a Trinity Medical Center of Birmingham v. Brookwood Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Brookwood Medical Center) (Montgomery Circuit Court: CV-10-1587; Civil Appeals : 2111015). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112049505/17/13
Admiral Insurance Company v. Ryan Price-Williams 111099305/17/13
Health Care Authority for Baptist Health, an affiliate of UAB Health System d/b/a Baptist Medical Center East v. Kay E. Davis, as executrix of the estate of Lauree Durden Ellison, deceased 109008405/17/13
Summary The Pantry, Inc. v. Mosley111075905/03/13
Summary Shane Traylor Cabinetmaker, L.L.C. v. American Resources Insurance Company, Inc. 111041805/03/13
Summary Ex parte Transportation Leasing Corp., and Aquilex Hydrochem, LLC112032605/03/13
Summary Guster Law Firm, LLC v. Brooks Insurance Agency112016504/26/13
Summary Upshaw v. Alabama112003504/26/13
Ex parte Russell S. Lacey. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Dana J. Lacey v. Russell S. Lacey) (DeKalb Circuit Court: DR-05-167.01; Civil Appeals : 2110692). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112062504/26/13
Summary Fuller v. Town of Magnolia Springs 111029504/19/13
Summary Perdue v. Green110133704/19/13
Summary Parker et al. v. Mobile Gas Service Corporation et al.112022904/05/13
Summary Hegarty v. Hudson 111057804/05/13
Summary Ex parte Parker111056604/05/13
Summary Slagle v. Ross109063803/29/13
Summary Rodgers v. McElroy111150903/29/13
The Industrial Development Board of the City of Montgomery v. George Earl Russell et al. (Montgomery Circuit Court: CV-2004-3282; CV-2005-1728) 109121503/29/13
Summary SSC Montgomery Cedar Crest Operating Company, LLC v. Bolding112012203/22/13
Summary R & G, LLC v. RCH IV-WB, LLC 111143303/22/13
Summary Ervin v. City of Birmingham 110155503/22/13
Ex parte State of Alabama. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Richard L. Bolden v. State of Alabama) 111130903/22/13
Summary Wiley v. Bohannon Services, Inc. 212033003/15/13
Summary J.D.A. v. A.B.A. 210090703/15/13
Summary Hunt v. Estate of Harold Guy Hunt211076803/15/13
Summary In re: P. B. Surf, Ltd. v. Savage111154103/15/13
Summary First Commercial Bank of Huntsville v. Nowlin, III.111091003/15/13
Summary Cocina Superior, LLC v. Jefferson County Dept. of Revenue 211080703/15/13
Summary Sanders v. E. I. Campbell et al. 212003503/15/13
Douglas H. Cooner v. Alabama State Bar (Appeal from ASB No. 02-150 111134003/15/13
Summary Beddingfield v. Linam 110116303/08/13
Ex parte George Blankenship. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS (In re: George Blankenship v. State of Alabama) (Madison Circuit Court: CC-81-231.61; Criminal Appeals : CR-11-1701). Writ Denied. No Opinion. 112040303/08/13
Summary Fuller v. Town of Magnolia Springs 111029503/01/13
Summary Ex parte State of Alabama (In re: Sealed Case)112049803/01/13
Summary Haywood v. Alexander 111131602/22/13
Summary Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Wood111148602/22/13
Summary Bear Brothers, Inc. v. ETC Lake Development, LLC111068802/15/13
Summary Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association v. Mercy Medical Association111120602/15/13
Summary City of Irondale v. City of Leeds 111134702/15/13
Summary In re: Teplick v. Moulton111128301/25/13
Summary Owens v. Griffin Wood Company, Inc.111159801/11/13
Summary Ankrom v. Alabama111017601/11/13
Summary Admiral Insurance Company v. Price-Williams 111099301/11/13
Summary Weaver v. Firestone 110140301/11/13
Summary Miller Trucking, LLC, et al. v. APAC Mid-South, Inc., et al. 111072401/11/13
Summary Wyeth, Inc., et al. v. Weeks 110139701/11/13
Ex parte Benita Cahalane. PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS (In re: Chilton County Board of Education v. Benita Cahalane) 112020101/11/13
Bob J. Harden v. Bennie C. Laney and Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company 111113001/04/13

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