Supreme Court of Alabama Decisions 2019

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Recherche, LLC v. Baldwin County Electric Membership Corporation  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1171144

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involved the interpretation of the patronage-refund requirements imposed on electric cooperatives by 37-6-20, Ala. Code 1975. Recherche, LLC, individually and on behalf of all other current and former members...

SAI Montgomery BCH, LLC v. Williams  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1180220

Justia Opinion Summary: SAI Montgomery BCH, LLC, d/b/a Classic Cadillac and Andrew Harper, general manager for Cadillac appealed a trial court order denying their motions to compel arbitration. The matter arose over a lease agreement. Customers...

City of Gulf Shores v. D. Kay Meador
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1180257
Norwood v. Barclay  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1180281

Justia Opinion Summary: Regina Norwood and Rita Patelliro appealed a probate court order. Josephine Mary Damico ("the testator") executed a will, devising the entirety of her estate to her sister, Sarah Frances Cox. The testator expressly disin...

Ex parte Eddie Daniels.
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1180636
Courtyard Manor Homeowners' Association, Inc. v. City of Pelham  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1180683

Justia Opinion Summary: Courtyard Manor Homeowners' Association, Inc. ("Courtyard Manor") appealed dismissal of its complaint against the City of Pelham. In August 2018, Courtyard Manor filed a complaint against the City after the City failed t...

Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 1180727
Shirley Harrison v. Poly-America
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180465
Ex parte Christopher Wayne Mills.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180771
Ex parte Kimberly Ann Wilson.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180806
Ex parte B. T. D.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180807
Ex parte Michael Stovall.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180849
Ex parte Demetrius Parks, et al.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180892
Ex parte William James Ray Kimbrough.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180906
Ex parte Darrayl M. McDowell.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180938
Ex parte Robert Shannon Carswell.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180953
Ex parte Yonis Francis Monge.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180955
Ex parte Donald Bishop.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180960
Ex parte Samuel Lanier.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180962
Ex parte Aloysius Thaddeus Henry.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180963
Ex parte Roger Douglas Sanderson, Jr.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180967
Ex parte Carrell Kristopher Young.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180968
Ex parte Christopher Eric Sward.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180973
Ex parte Demarvious Gibson.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180977
Ex parte David Thomas Harrison.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180980
Ex parte Travone Williams.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180982
Ex parte Willie Joe Minor.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180992
Ex parte Ozzy Vandell Osborne.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1181005
Ex parte Angela Carnley Dewrell.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1181026
Ex parte Andrew Wayne Martin.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1181042
Ex parte S. Mark Booth.  
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 1171194

Justia Opinion Summary: S. Mark Booth petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the the trial court to dismiss an action filed against him by the City of Guin. In 2008, Booth and the City entered into a contract enti...

Patel v. Shah  
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 1180012

Justia Opinion Summary: Dahyalal Patel filed an action seeking to enforce his ownership rights as a shareholder in Subway No. 43092, Inc. ("the corporation"), against shareholder Ashish Shah ("Shah"), Shah's father, Ramesh Shah ("Ramesh"); and...

Honorable Elizabeth A. Starrs, Judge Omid Shekarchian and Nationwide Telecom US Corp, a Colorado corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Maxx Auto Recovery, Inc., Defendant-Appellant. JUDGMENT AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND CASE REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS Division IV Opinion by JUDGE HARRIS Hawthorne and Fox, JJ., concur Announced April 25, 2019 DLG Law Group LLC, Michael J. Davis, Cassandra S. Wich, Denver, Colorado, for Plaintiffs-Appellees Elkus & Sisson, P.C., Reid J. Elkus, Lucas Lorenz, Denver, Colorado, for Defendant-Appellant
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 30557
McKenzie v. Janssen Biotech, Inc.  
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 1170787

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2012, Dr. William Sullivan prescribed Remicade, a medication manufactured by Janssen Biotech, Inc. ("JBI"), to Tim McKenzie as a treatment for Tim's psoriatic arthritis. Tim thereafter received Remicade intraveno...

Ex parte City of Tuskegee.  
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 1180474

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Tuskegee ("the City") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the trial court to vacate its order denying the City's motion for a summary judgment as to negligent inspection and...

Ex parte Taurus Jermaine Carroll.
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1170575
Wiggins v. City of Evergreen  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1170833

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Evergreen, Alabama ("the City") terminated the employment of Helen Wiggins, a warrant clerk and magistrate, after the Evergreen City Council ("the Council") accepted the recommendation of the City's mayor tha...

Imperial Aluminum, LLC v. Taylor  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1171133

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyler Taylor injured his right index finger while in the line and scope of employment with Imperial Aluminum-Scottsboro, LLC ("Imperial"). The issue this case presented for the Alabama Supreme Court's review centered on...

Zieman v. Zieman Speegle, LLC  
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1180196

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerome Speegle and Anthony Hoffman, two members of Zieman Speegle, LLC, a law firm based in Mobile, petitioned for approval of dissolution of the firm. Thomas Zieman, Jr., previously a member of the law firm, appeared in...

Elizabeth Zimmerman v. DealNews.com, Inc.
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1180344
Ex parte Cenlar, F.S.B; Federal National Mortgage Association, et al.
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1180589
Ex parte Bobbie Jean Taylor.
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 1180879
Regions Bank v. Windham Pittman et al.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1170498
Elliott Law Firm Group, P.A. v. Five Star Credit Union  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1170922

Justia Opinion Summary: Five Star Credit Union ("Five Star") attempted for over a decade to collect a debt owed by William Elliott. Five Star obtained a judgment against Elliott in 2011, but he never paid. In 2017, Five Star sought to garnish E...

Belle v. Goldasich, Jr., et al.  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1171001

Justia Opinion Summary: Antoinette Belle, as personal representative of the estate of Edith Mitchell, deceased, sued various health-care providers that treated Mitchell while she was hospitalized in April 2009. Belle eventually reached settleme...

Janay Wright v. Ivory Sanders, Angelnette Sloan and MNP Holdings
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1171155
Janay Wright v. Ivory Sanders, Angelnette Sloan and MNP Holdings
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1171159
Ex parte KKE, LLC  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180074

Justia Opinion Summary: Ronny Sanders and his employer KKE, LLC, sought to transfer a wrongful-death case filed against them in Bibb County, Alabama to Chilton County, where the automobile accident giving rise to the case occurred. KKE was a tr...

Darla Hudson v. Melonie Sandlin et al.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180142
James Michael Blair and James Brandon Blair v. Stephen R. Blair
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180452
Morgan Murphy v. Marjorie Forney
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180478
Luther S. Pate IV v. Warner Lodge, LLC
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180489
Meg M. Jamison v. BBH BMC, LLC, d/b/a Brookwood Baptist Medical Center
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180537
Ex parte Reed.  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180564

Justia Opinion Summary: Dara Myelia Reed petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Jefferson Circuit Court to vacate its order denying Reed's motion for a change of venue and to enter an order transferring the un...

Monica Agee v. Diana M. Williams, Randy W. Williams, and Kara Co., LLC
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180568
Ex parte James E. Dean.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180590
Ex parte Larry Wayne Garrett.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180598
Ex parte T.M.W.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180666
Ex parte Christopher E. Rose.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180733
Ex parte Ryan Anthony Brocato.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180754
Ex parte Irilmoskomazzerella Washington.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180756
Ex parte Christopher Michael Thrasher.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180810
Ex parte M.S.L. and B.C.K.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180827
Ex parte A.B.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180835
Ex parte Willie James Dickerson.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180844
Ex parte Joy Carty.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180853
Ex parte S.L.S.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180856
Ex parte Frederick Matthews.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180857
Ex parte Eugene Duyant Kelly.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180860
Ex parte S.L.S.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180861
Ex parte James Thomas Stimpson.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180864
Ex parte Christopher Lee.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180872
Ex parte Connis Mitchell.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180874
Ex parte Malcom The Otis Hunter.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180881
Ex parte Tony Lee Smith.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180886
Ex parte P. C.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180890
Ex parte Dana Kay Gray.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180893
Ex parte Carlos Hernandez.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180902
Ex parte Shannon Scott and Joanne Scott.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180924
Ex parte Lebaron L. Carty.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180937
Ex parte Sherry Keeton.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180950
Ex parte Eric Lamont Coleman.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 1180952
Startley General Contractors, Inc. v. Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham et al.  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 1180292

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Startley General Contractors, Inc. ("Startley"), and Mandy Powrzanas, appealed the denial of their renewed motion to have Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Robert Vance, Jr. recuse himself from the underlying acti...

Blanks et al. v. TDS Telecommunications LLC  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 1180311

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Blanks, Peggy Manley, Kimberly Lee, Nancy Watkins, Randall Smith, Trenton Norton, Earl Kelly, Jennifer Scott, and Alyshia Kilgore (referred to collectively as "the customers") appealed the denial of a motion to com...

Ex parte Trinity Property Consultants, LLC.  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 1180642

Justia Opinion Summary: Trinity Property Consultants, LLC ("Trinity Property"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the judgment of the Court of Civil Appeals holding that Trinity Property failed to meet its...

Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. The David Group, Inc.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1170588
James Pearson and Jeffery Pearson v. Clifton S. Price II
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1171129
Ex parte Brett Niles Harrison.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180036
CRM Services, LLC v. Georgia Holding, LLC
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180091
Linda Hall v. Phillip Sims and Cynthia Douglas
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180314
Ex parte John Joseph DeBlase.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180393
Ex parte J.D.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180446
Ex parte Frederick T. Skelton IV and Brian Rutledge Skelton.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180555
Ex parte Kevin E. Docen.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180637
Ex parte Shaquan Laray Horton.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180719
Ex parte Christopher J. LaFontaine.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180790
Ex parte Billy Dee King.
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 1180803
Heining v. Abernathy  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 1180273

Justia Opinion Summary: Ronald Heining and his son, Tyler Heining, appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Robert J. Dean, Jr., Public Works Director of the City of Anniston, and Darryl Abernathy, a supervisor in the Public Works Dep...

Sirote & Permutt, P.C. v. Caldwell  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 1180376

Justia Opinion Summary: C. Randall Caldwell, Jr. worked for George Woerner, who owned several businesses headquartered in Foley. In 2009, Caldwell was promoted to president of Woerner Landscape, Inc., one of those businesses. Caldwell stated th...

Beatty v. Carmichael  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 1180437

Justia Opinion Summary: Donald Croom Beatty, Jr., appealed a circuit court judgment dismissing an action involving the estate of his mother, Mary Alice Gatlin Beatty. The Alabama Supreme Court determined Donald's notice of appeal was untimely f...

Robert L. Vaughn Jr. aka Judson Vaughn v. William O. Bray, et al.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1171207
Marian S.A. Tipp v. JPMC Specialty Mortgage, LLC
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180108
Ex parte Ronnie Norris, et al.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180275
Harry Woods v. Regions Bank
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180392
Chris Dwayne Williams v. Alabama Department of Corrections
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180400
Ex parte Cruz Rodriguez.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180445
Ex parte J.T.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180447
Ex parte Kimberly Latoya Brown.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180448
Ex parte S.H.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180533
Ex parte Bobby Earl Brown.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180609
Ex parte M.C.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180678
Ex parte R.S.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180681
Ex parte Johnny Lee Duke.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180684
Ex parte Glenn Sinatra Davis.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180690
Ex parte Nathaniel Markeith Smith.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180691
Ex parte Jamarcus Marquis Mahone.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180712
Ex parte R.S.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180715
Ex parte Augustus Larry Lundy.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180720
Ex parte Tony Lee Smith.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180721
Ex parte Patrick James Dakins.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180728
Ex parte Mitchell Marbury.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180738
Ex parte Homer Lawrence Lane.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180739
Ex parte Frederick F. Wroten.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180740
Ex parte Andell Daniel.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180747
Ex parte Deandre Cooper.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180748
Ex parte Angela Wright.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180750
Ex parte Gary Smitherman.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180751
Ex parte Robert C. Gill.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180763
Ex parte Anthony Trotter.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180764
Ex parte William Benjamin Darby.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180766
Ex parte K.R.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180768
Ex parte K.R.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180769
Ex parte K.R.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180770
Ex parte Travis Dewayne Griggs.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180776
Ex parte Jerome Dewayne Howard, Sr.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180787
Ex parte Jeffery Carl Sanders.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180789
Ex parte Donald Keith Hambric.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180791
Ex parte Darwin Gregory Knight.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180798
Ex parte Timmy G. Wilson.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180809
Ex parte Garland Jamaal Clark.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180822
Ex parte Walter Jackson Chance.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 1180824
Ex parte City of Gadsden.
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1180331
Austill III v. Prescott  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170709

Justia Opinion Summary: In case no. 1170709, Jere Austill III appealed a circuit court judgment permitting Tyler Montana Jul Prescott to redeem certain real property under sections 40-10-82 and 40-10-83, Ala. Code 1975. Specifically, Austill ar...

Tyler Montana Jul Prescott v. Jere Austill III
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170730
Arnold v. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170974

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute centered on whether Keith Arnold had to reimburse his former employer, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC ("HMMA"), for expenses HMMA incurred in moving Arnold from Kentucky to Alabama to begin employm...

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC v. Keith Michael Arnold
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1171026
Ex parte Valley National Bank.  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180055

Justia Opinion Summary: Valley National Bank ("VNB") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Montgomery Circuit Court to dismiss a declaratory-judgment action filed against VNB by Jesse Blount, Wilson Blount, a...

Atlantis Development Inc., et al. v. E.B. Investments, LLC
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180228
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180337
Ex parte Bryant Titnamus Hughes.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180530
Ex parte Raphiel Pier Quinnie.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180610
Ex parte Xezabeya Quintez Grandberry.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180611
Ex parte Lisa Yancy Roberts.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180612
Ex parte Rickey Glenn Lanford.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180638
Ex parte Eddie Lee Bishop, Jr.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180645
Ex parte Samuel A. McCormick.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180653
Ex parte Ronald Eugene Weems.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180664
Ex parte William N. Lucy.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180665
Ex parte Antonio Nichols.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180673
Ex parte S.R.A.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180679
Ex parte Philip Leyton McCarn.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180689
Ex parte Rayvon Desha Madison.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180704
Ex parte William Lewis Payton.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180705
City of Montgomery and J.S. Dunn v. Alejandro Cantu.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180046
Ex parte Belinda Dennis.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180276
Ex parte D. D.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180424
Ex parte T. M.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180432
Ex parte Alton Wayne Boyett.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180501
Ex parte G.M.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180513
Ex parte G.M.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180514
Ex parte Lutha James Robinson.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180547
Ex parte Dewayne Weaver Upshaw.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180587
Ex parte Paul Howard Harris.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180595
Ex parte T.W.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180621
Ex parte T.W.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180622
Ex parte C.L.B.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180631
Ex parte Jennifer Schrencongost.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180633
Ex parte Nathaniel Harris.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180674
Ex parte S.F.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180676
Ex parte J. A. L.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180682
Ex parte Jeremy Leshun Williams.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180685
Ex parte Ronnie Lee Brown.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180695
Ex parte Mitchell Bernard Johnson.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180722
Ex parte C. C. L.
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180723
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Walker County  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 1160926

Justia Opinion Summary: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company ("Deutsche Bank"); MERSCORP, Inc., and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (collectively, "MERS"); and CIS Financial Services, Inc. ("CIS"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme...

Facebook, Inc. v. K.G.S.  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Numbers: 1170244, 1170294, 1170336

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from the adoption of "Baby Doe" by his adoptive mother, K.G.S., which was contested by Baby Doe's birth mother, K.R. ("the birth mother"). Details of that contested adoption were reported by the Huffing...

Health Care Authority for Baptist Health v. Central Alabama Radiation Oncology, LLC  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 1171030

Justia Opinion Summary: The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health, an affiliate of UAB Health Systems ("the Authority"), and Simeon Penton (collectively, "Baptist Health") appealed a circuit court judgment compelling Baptist Health to disclo...

CRM Services, LLC v. Georgia Holding, LLC
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 1180091
Cox, Jr. v. Parrish  
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 1170391

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an estate-administration case that was only partially before the Alabama Supreme Court. Perry Eugene Cox, Jr. ("Cox"), appealed a judgment made final by the Shelby Circuit Court ("the trial court") under Ru...

Alabama Psychiatric Services, P.C. v. Lazenby et al.  
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Numbers: 1170856, 1171150

Justia Opinion Summary: Several former employees of Alabama Psychiatric Services, P.C. ("APS"), filed a putative class action against APS and Managed Health Care Administration, Inc. ("MHCA"), an affiliate of APS, alleging APS had not paid the...

Ex parte First Acceptance Insurance Company, Inc.
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 1180213
Ex parte John Fitzgerald Betton.
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 1180353
Phoenix East Association, Inc. v. Perdido Dunes Tower, LLC, et al.  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1170694

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a dispute over the planned construction of a high-rise condominium along the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama. The Perdido Dunes property shared common boundaries with property containing other...

Donaldson v. Country Mutual Insurance Company  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1171045

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Donaldson appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Country Mutual Insurance Company ("Country Mutual"). The underlying action stemmed from a November 2015 accident in which Donaldson, while working in a...

Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. v. DuBois  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1171178

Justia Opinion Summary: Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C. ("the firm"), appealed a circuit court judgment awarding postjudgment interest to Jason DuBois. DuBois sued asserting a worker's compensation claim and tort claims aga...

Alicia Pledger v. RevClaims, LLC
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1180052
W.R. Meriwether, Factors and Drayage, LLC v. Pike Road Volunteer Fire Protection Authority  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1180330

Justia Opinion Summary: W.R. Meriwether, Factors & Drayage, LLC ("Meriwether"), and Gregory Thompson appealed adverse judgments entered in Meriwether and Thompson's action against the Pike Road Volunteer Fire Protection Authority ("the Fire Aut...

Ex parte Jennifer N. Farmer and Cintas Corporation No. 2,.
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1180341
Ex parte K.H.
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1180535
Ex parte K.H.
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1180536
Ex parte Paul C. Friedley.
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 1180588
Amy Oyler v. City of Dothan
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1170428
George Huddleston III v. City of Mountain Brook
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180155
Ex parte Judge Linda Coats.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180335
Ex parte K. S. C.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180365
Ex parte Soyica Colvin.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180380
Ex parte Noah Monroe Tidwell.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180383
Ex parte Sylvia Martin.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180425
Ex parte Ronald Mays.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180473
Ex parte Michael T. Kilgore.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180510
Ex parte Carl Edwin Lett III.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180516
Ex parte M. A. S.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180534
Ex parte Stephen Jerome Scott.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180541
Ex parte Kenny Dewayne Adams.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180548
Ex parte James Earl Morris, Jr.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180557
Ex parte Darrel Conell Nevels.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180559
Ex parte M.E.B.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180572
Ex parte Christopher Jackson.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180583
Ex parte Justin MacNeill.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180585
Ex parte Joshua Kendall Williams.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180597
Ex parte Ryon Oneal Russell.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180599
Ex parte Tammy Roberts Weldon.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180614
Ex parte Rashad C. Lee.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180619
Ex parte Michael Deon Draper.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180640
Ex parte Tommie Gosha.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 1180641
Ex parte State of Alabama.  
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 1180002

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Alabama petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a mandamus relief. The State sought the vacation of a circuit court order holding certain statutes and acts of Alabama unconstitutional, and to require the Mo...

Sarah S. Swindle et al. v. Sheila Hocutt Remington
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 1161044
Ghee v. USAble Mutual Insurance Company d/b/a Blue Advantage Administrators of Arkansas  
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 1170249

Justia Opinion Summary: Douglas Ghee, as the personal representative of the estate of Billy Fleming, appealed a circuit court order dismissing a wrongful-death claim brought against USAble Mutual Insurance Company d/b/a Blue Advantage Administr...

Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. The David Group, Inc.  
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 1170588

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company ("Nationwide") appealed a judgment entered in favor of plaintiff The David Group, Inc. ("TDG"), which held TDG was entitled to coverage and indemnification under a comme...

Ex parte Tyson Chicken, Inc., and Charles Gregory Craig.
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 1170820
Ex parte David and Lisa McDaniel.  
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 1180199

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs David and Lisa McDaniel petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Shelby Circuit Court to vacate its order staying the proceedings against defendants Southern Craftsman Custom H...

Mac Buttram, et al. v. Alabama Education Association, et al.
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 1170724
Greenway Health, LLC, and Greenway EHS, Inc. v. Southeast Alabama Rural Health Associates  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Numbers: 1171046, 1171061

Justia Opinion Summary: Greenway Health, LLC, and Greenway EHS, Inc. (formerly EHS, Inc.) (collectively, "the Greenway defendants"), and Sunrise Technology Consultants, LLC, and Lee Investment Consultants, LLC (collectively, "the Sunrise defend...

Ex parte Demarkus C. Robinson.
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 1180070
Ex parte Russell County Community Hospital, LLC, d/b/a Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital.  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 1180204

Justia Opinion Summary: Between 2012 and 2014, Medhost of Tennessee, Inc. ("Medhost"), sold Russell County Community Hospital, LLC, d/b/a Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital ("the taxpayer"), computer software and accompanying equipment, which Medh...

Ex parte Chelsea Victoria Gore.
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 1180217
Castleberry v. Angie's List, Inc.  
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 1180241

Justia Opinion Summary: Jessie and Rickey Castleberry appealed a circuit court order dismissing their claims against Angie's List, Inc., based on a forum-selection clause in a contract between Angie's List and the Castleberrys. The Castleberrys...

Ex parte Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1170623
Armstrong v. Hill  
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1170650

Justia Opinion Summary: Betty Hill sued Emma Armstrong and another defendant after Hill was bitten by three dogs. When Armstrong and her trial counsel failed to appear at trial at the appointed time, the trial court declared from the bench that...

Putnam County Memorial Hospital v. TruBridge, LLC, and Evident, LLC  
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1171062

Justia Opinion Summary: Putnam County Memorial Hospital ("Putnam") appealed a circuit court denial of its motion to set aside a default judgment entered in favor of TruBridge, LLC ("TruBridge"), and Evident, LLC ("Evident"). In September 2015,...

Atlantis Development Company, Inc. v. Pavilion Development, LLC
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1171179
Celeste Lambert v. Autry Greer & Sons, Inc.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180214
Ex parte Lee A. Rathgeber.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180286
Ex parte James Scott Swack.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180298
Ex parte Justin Tyler Walding.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180321
Ex parte Jonathan Godfrey, Sr.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180390
Ex parte Corey Eugene Benton.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180401
Ex parte Robert Baise, Jr.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180433
Ex parte J. A. K.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180444
Ex parte Donald Carey Teague.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180468
Ex parte Chandra Perkins.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180469
Ex parte Woodburck Noe.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180475
Ex parte Sidney Jack Narciso.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180479
Ex parte Marvin Hudson.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180481
Ex parte J.G.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180490
Ex parte Joe Daniel Holt.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180494
Ex parte Kenneth Tyler Parker.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180499
Ex parte Anthony Ball.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180500
Ex parte Antwan Laderrick Adams.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180502
Ex parte James Bryan Harland.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180505
Ex parte Otis Gamble III.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180506
Ex parte Carl David Myers.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180509
Ex parte Kenneth Paul McLendon.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180515
Ex parte Marcel McNeal.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180517
Ex parte Ronald Wayne Robertson.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180525
Ex parte Wilbert Deandre Hayes.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180528
Ex parte Carlos Bernard Singleton.
Date: May 10, 2019
Docket Number: 1180546
Wiggins v. Mobile Greyhound Park, LLP  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1170874

Justia Opinion Summary: Katerial Wiggins, individually and as the administrator of the estate of Dominic G. Turner, deceased, and as the next friend of Dominic Turner, Jr. ("D.T."), appealed the grant of summary in favor of Mobile Greyhound Par...

Naman v. Chiropractic Life Center, Inc.  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1170934

Justia Opinion Summary: Chiropractic Life Center, Inc. ("CLC"), sued Kathryn Naman, alleging she failed to pay for chiropractic care she had received at CLC. The district court entered a judgment in favor of Naman, which CLC did not appeal. Nam...

Ex parte T.M.F.  
Date: May 3, 2019
Docket Number: 1180454

Justia Opinion Summary: T.M.F. petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the March 5, 2019 order of the Court of Civil Appeals denying his petition for a writ of mandamus. T.M.F. sought the to direct the Jefferson...

Ex parte Antonio Devoe Jones.  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 1170546

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2004, Antonio Jones was convicted of capital murder for the intentional killing of Ruth Kirkland during the course of a burglary. The jury recommended, by a vote of 11 to 1, that Jones be sentenced to death. The...

Monroe County Commission v. Nettles, et al.  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 1170738

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs A.A. Nettles, Sr. Properties Limited, and Eula Lambert Boyles sought to quiet title a right-of-way that had been conveyed by the Alabama Railroad Company to the Monroe County Commission for use as a recreation...

Ex parte Crystal Joetta Wayne.  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 1171213

Justia Opinion Summary: Crystal Wayne petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for review of the Court of Criminal Appeals' decision affirming, by an unpublished memorandum, a circuit court's revocation of Wayne's probation. Wayne was convicted of...

Gadsden Motor Inn, Inc. v. Jake's Music Room, LLC
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 1180061
State of Alabama ex rel. Waterworks and Gas Board of Dora, Alabama v. Edwards  
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 1180105

Justia Opinion Summary: McArthur Sargent, chairman of The Waterworks and Gas Board of Dora, Alabama ("the Board"), in the name of the State of Alabama, appealed a circuit court order denying Sargent's petition for a writ of quo warranto seeking...

Ex parte First Acceptance Insurance Company, Inc.
Date: April 26, 2019
Docket Number: 1180213
Shoals Extrusion, LLC v. Beal  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1170673

Justia Opinion Summary: Lonnie Beal sued his former employer, Shoals Extrusion, LLC, an aluminum-extrusion business in Florence, Alabama after his employment there was terminated in November 2015. Beal alleged that Shoals Extrusion breached the...

City of Montgomery and J.S. Dunn v. Alejandro Cantu
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1180046
Ex parte Dr. Zenon Bednarski and Auburn Urgent Care, Inc.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1180076
Ex parte Dr. David Willis.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1180077
Ex parte M.P.D.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1180224
Ex parte Allen Harrison Holt.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 1180415
Ex parte Alabama Surface Mining Commission.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170222
Ex parte Black Warrior Minerals, Inc.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170223
Amy Oyler v. City of Dothan
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170428
Sherree D. Halbrooks v. Decatur Morgan Hospital
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1170996
Ex parte K.T.B.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180225
Ex parte Joseph Evan Tillery.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180231
Ex parte Roderick Ferrell.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180232
Ex parte Nicholas Wilkerson.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180332
Ex parte Kelvin D. Peacock.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180381
Ex parte S. A. R.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180382
Ex parte Henry Walker III.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180384
Ex parte Jerry Curtis Hill.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180391
Ex parte V.J.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180407
Ex parte V.J.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180408
Ex parte V.J.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180409
Ex parte Zachary Wayne Weatherford.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180411
Ex parte Anthony Jones.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180417
Ex parte D. E. L.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180421
Ex parte Dearis Kadre Baker.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180422
Ex parte Kareem Farod Grimsley.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180423
Ex parte Courtney Brown.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180428
Ex parte Michael Lane Rains.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180442
Ex parte S.A.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180459
Ex parte S.A.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180460
Ex parte S.A.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180461
Ex parte Maurice Jackson.
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 1180463
Ex parte Taurus Jermaine Carroll.  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1170575

Justia Opinion Summary: Taurus Carroll was convicted on one count of murder for intentionally causing the death of Michael Turner, a fellow inmate, after having been convicted of another murder within the preceding 20 years, and a second count...

Clay County Commission v. Clay County Animal Shelter, Inc.  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1170795

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clay County Commission appealed a trial court decision in favor of Clay County Animal Shelter, Inc. In July 2017, the county commission and three individuals ("the plaintiffs") initiated an action in against the anim...

Ex parte Alfa Insurance Corporation et al.  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1170804

Justia Opinion Summary: Alfa Insurance Corporation, Alfa Mutual General Insurance Corporation, Alfa Life Insurance Corporation, and Alfa Specialty Insurance Corporation (collectively, "Alfa") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of m...

Ex parte GASP.  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1171082

Justia Opinion Summary: GASP, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, filed a petition for certiorari review by the Alabama Supreme Court to challenge a Court of Civil Appeals decision. The Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the Montgomery Circuit Court...

Ex parte Ralph Eustace et al.  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1171103

Justia Opinion Summary: Ralph Eustace, Linda Eustace, and Daryl Eustace sued James Ray ("Ray") Wilbourn and his wife Karen, alleging a trespass to land and conversion of timber. The Wilbourns filed a counterclaim, seeking to establish title to...

Ex parte William T. Harrington.  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1171174

Justia Opinion Summary: William Harrington petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for certiorari review of the Court of Civil Appeals' order dismissing his appeal as untimely. In 2016, Harrington sued Big Sky Environmental, LLC, Gabriel Kim, and...

Ex parte Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc.
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 1180099
Ex parte Aaron Cody Smith.
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 1171025
Ex parte David Greene.
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 1180277
Steven R. Nichols, et al. v. HealthSouth Corporation
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1151071
Ex parte J.G.
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1170064
Carroll v. Castellanos  
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1170197

Justia Opinion Summary: William Carroll, M.D., Loring Rue, M.D., and Gustavo Heudebert, M.D. (collectively, defendants), appealed a circuit court's denial of their motion to compel arbitration of claims asserted against them by Paul F. Castella...

Mitchell v. Brooks  
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1170490

Justia Opinion Summary: This case contested the validity of a property deed that was executed by Gayron Brooks in the weeks before her death from lung cancer. The deed conveyed her house in Boaz to her husband of 18 years, David. Following Gayr...

Bell v. Smith  
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1171108

Justia Opinion Summary: Ella Bell, a member of the Alabama State Board of Education ("ASBE"), appealed a circuit court's dismissal of her complaint asserting claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, the tort of outrage, negligence and wantonn...

Jones v. Brewster  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1170450

Justia Opinion Summary: Steven Christopher Jones ("Chris Jones") appealed a circuit court judgment entered in favor of Tammy Brewster and Jeffrey Eugene Brewster in a will contest filed by Jones concerning the will of his father, Mike Jones. Ch...

Alliance Investment Company, LLC v. Omni Construction Company, Inc., a/k/a OCC, Inc  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1170504

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Alabama Supreme Court’s review was who had the power to determine the location of an arbitration proceeding: an arbitrator or Circuit Court. The Court concluded that, under the facts...

Willis Pumphrey v. Inergy Solutions, Inc.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1170645
George Floyd and Shirley Floyd v. Dollar Bank, FSB
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1170742
Philip Lambeth v. Estate of James F. Lambeth, deceased
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1170842
Jared Vaughn v. B. Craig Lipscomb et al.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171166
Ex parte Cary Trant Jefferson.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180006
Jama Wright v. Amanda Bedwell
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180035
Ex parte J.S.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180092
Ex parte Thomas Dewayne Bonds.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180131
Ex parte Edward Bowman.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180233
Ex parte B. K. K., Jr.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180253
Ex parte Derrick Charles Wagner.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180256
Ex parte Anthony Joseph Messina.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180258
Ex parte Melissa K. Marler.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180316
Ex parte W.R.W. II.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180320
Ex parte Verlon Wesley Ramsey.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180333
Ex parte J. C.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180334
Ex parte Demario Marques Nobles.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180373
Ex parte Geramie Hart.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180378
Swindle et al. v. Remington  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 1161044

Justia Opinion Summary: Sarah Swindle, Bill Newton, Young Boozer, Philip Cleveland, Susan Williams Brown, Richard Brown, Joe Ward, Luke Hallmark, Susan Lockridge, Russell Twilley, John R. Whaley, Charlene McCoy, C. Ray Hayes, and Donald Large,...

Ex parte Wilcox County Board of Education  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 1170705

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wilcox County Board of Education ("the Board"), and Board members Lester Turk, Donald McLeod, Joseph Pettway, Jr., and Shelia Dortch (collectively, "the Board members"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a wri...

LEAD Education Foundation et al. v. Alabama Education Association et al.  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Numbers: 1170706, 1170724, 1170737

Justia Opinion Summary: Alabama Public Charter School Commission members Mac Buttram, Charles Jackson, Lisa Williams, Melinda McLendon, Terri Tomlinson, Tommy Ledbetter, Melissa Kay McInnis, Chad Fincher, Henry Nelson, and Ibrahim Lee (collecti...

Mac Buttram et al. v. Alabama Education Association et al.
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 1170724
Ex parte Marshall County Department of Human Resources.  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 1170727

Justia Opinion Summary: 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, the child's father, J.V., was living in Florida, where mother and child resided until mother...

Alfa Mutual Insurance Co. v. Michael H. Bobo and Tawnya Bobo
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1170229
Merchants FoodService v. Rice  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1170282

Justia Opinion Summary: Merchants FoodService ("Merchants") appealed a final judgment entered by the Mobile Circuit Court following a jury verdict in a retaliatory-discharge action filed by Denny Rice. The Alabama Supreme Court determined the t...

Ex parte Leon C. Wilson, in his official capacity as the former President of Alabama State University, and Quinton Ross, in his official capacity as the current President of Alabama State University.  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1170982

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents, Sharron Stevens and Tim Stevens, sued petitioners, Leon Wilson, in his official capacity as the former president of Alabama State University, and Quinton Ross, in his official capacity as the current preside...

Ex parte Alvin Bhones and Diane Bhones.  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1171171

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Alvin and Diane Bhones sought a writ of mandamus to direct the circuit court to vacate its order setting aside a default judgment entered in their favor against Travis Peete and Beech Brook Companies, LLC. In...

Ex parte Tim Seriana.  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1180104

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Tim Seriana sought mandamus relief to order the circuit court reverse its grant of a motion for change of venue filed by Joe Stevens, LLC. In 2015, Seriana and his wife, Karen, sued Joe Todd Stevens (and his LL...

Ex parte International Paper Company.  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1180144

Justia Opinion Summary: International Paper Company and three of its employees (collectively, "IPC") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Wilcox Circuit Court to vacate its order denying IPC's motion to dism...

Ex parte Samantha Johnson Malone.
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 1180186
Betty Williams, as personal representative of the Estate of Vernon B.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1170768
Ex parte Eddie Dewayne Zimmerman.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1170931
Ex parte Cedric Jerome Floyd.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1171092
Ex parte Charles E. Brannon and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1171130
Ex parte Donald Whatley.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 1180116
Hinkle Metals & Supply Company, Inc. v. Feltman  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1170512

Justia Opinion Summary: Hinkle Metals & Supply Company, Inc. ("Hinkle") was in the business of selling heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning supplies and equipment. Gabriel Butterfield was employed as a branch manager at Hinkle's Pelham of...

Wright v. Harris, et al.  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171031

Justia Opinion Summary: Clifford Wright ("Wright"), the administrator of the estate of Mary Evelyn Wright ("Mary") appealed a summary judgment entered in favor of Dawn Reid, Phyllis Harris, and Tuwanda Worrills (collectively referred to as "the...

Christopher D. Daughtry v. Frances Stuart Falkner
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171047
Ex parte Jason Jermaine Hall.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171078
Ex parte Vegas A. Contorno.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171160
SE Property Holdings, LLC, f/k/a Vision Bank v. Bank of Franklin  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171167

Justia Opinion Summary: SE Property Holdings, LLC ("SEPH") appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Bank of Franklin ("BOF") on BOF's claim demanding specific performance of a contractual provision. In March 2005, Vision Bank,...

SE Property Holdings, LLC, f/k/a Vision Bank v. Bank of Franklin
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1171195
Ex parte Jessie James Taite, Jr.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180112
Ex parte Savantae Terrell Shoulders.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180162
Ex parte Gas USA, Inc., and Ali Almasri.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180177
Ex parte James Rodgers, Jr.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180191
Ex parte Stetory Calhoun.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180192
Ex parte Mario Lashawn White.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180218
Ex parte Reginald Bulls.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180219
Ex parte Mose Franklin Hill.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180230
Ex parte Robert Earl Armbrust, Jr.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180236
Ex parte Emanuel Leeandre Cade.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180247
Ex parte Va'Kevis Raiel Collins.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180263
Ex parte Timothy Wayne Johnson.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180280
Ex parte Mark Targowski.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 1180312
Florian Hinrichs v. General Motors of Canada, LTD.
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1170080
Ex parte Alabama Surface Mining Commission.  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 1170222, 1170223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Surface Mining Commission ("the Commission") and Black Warrior Minerals, Inc. ("Black Warrior"), separately petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Circuit Court to...

Ex parte Black Warrior Minerals, Inc.
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1170223
Ex parte Aaron Cody Smith.  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1171025

Justia Opinion Summary: Aaron Smith, an officer employed by the City of Montgomery Police Department, petitions the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Montgomery Circuit Court to vacate its order denying Smith immunity p...

Victoria Reeves v. Melissa Poke
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1171064
Ex parte Timothy Wayne Weakley.
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 1180197
Ex parte Jessie Livell Phillips.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1160403
Ex parte Emanuel Aaron Gissendanner, Jr.  
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1160762

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to review the Court of Criminal Appeals' opinion reversing in part the Dale Circuit Court's order granting Emanuel Gissendanner, Jr. a new trial based on ineffect...

Ex parte Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.  
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1170623

Justia Opinion Summary: Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. ("MBUSI"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for mandamus relief, ordering the circuit court to vacate an order denying change of venue from Jefferson County to Tuscaloosa. Grego...

Ex parte Bryant Bank.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1171211
Ex parte Bryant Bank.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1171212
Ex parte Henry Clay Smith.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1171222
Ex parte Lindsey McGrady McKeown.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180009
Ex parte Kelandus Tarvares Consenta.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180018
Ex parte K.G. and J.G.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180102
Ex parte J.W. III.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180107
Ex parte K.R.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180111
Ex parte Chasta Amber Cooper.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180118
Ex parte Teresa Levern Clay.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180123
Ex parte Kharon Torchec Davis.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180124
Ex parte C.Z. and J.Z.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180125
Ex parte Bobby Ledbetter, Individually and D/B/A Twin City Nissan.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180128
Ex parte Keller Construction Company of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180129
Ex parte Samdrekus Eugene Bester.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180130
Ex parte Christopher Chase Hall.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180145
Ex parte Curtis Riley Anderson.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180149
Ex parte James Arthur Culbreth.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180151
Ex parte Ladipo Chad Bethea.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180159
Ex parte Latasha Nicole Smith.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180161
Ex parte Takitia Yeldell.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180166
Ex parte C. J. W.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180170
Ex parte Daryl Spencer and Verrell V. Spencer.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180171
Ex parte Jimmy Scott Garrett.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180172
Ex parte Aloysius T. Henry.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180173
Ex parte Kenneth Dial.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180175
Ex parte Raymond Brooks.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180176
Ex parte Adonis Black and Janice Pair.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180179
Ex parte David Lee Sanders.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180187
Ex parte J.W.K.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180193
Ex parte J.W.K.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180194
Ex parte J.W.K.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180195
Ex parte Jay Francis Vann.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180198
Ex parte Tanzie Crocket Sanders.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180205
Ex parte David Lamar Johnson.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180207
Ex parte Clate Lee Clark, Jr.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180222
Ex parte Cheeley Andrew Hunter.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180223
Ex parte Ricky Jerome Padgett.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180229
Ex parte Vantwain LaShun Stokes.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180234
Ex parte Kashif Tariq Myhand.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180235
Ex parte D. C.
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 1180250
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