Supreme Court of Alabama Decisions 2020

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Breland v. City of Fairhope  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180492

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles K. Breland, Jr., purchased land in Baldwin County, Alabama to build a housing subdivision. The subdivision he planned to construct required filling about 10.5 acres of wetlands, which the City of Fairhope and Bal...

Darlene Houston v. GEICO Casualty Company
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180497
FNB Bank v. Marine Park, LLC, et al.  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1190251

Justia Opinion Summary: SE Property Holdings, LLC ("SEPH"), the successor by merger to Vision Bank, and FNB Bank ("FNB") separately appealed a circuit court's judgments on their breach-of-contract claims against Bama Bayou, LLC, formerly known...

McGill v. Szymela  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1190260

Justia Opinion Summary: Janice and Timothy McGill appealed a circuit court judgment against them in their medical-malpractice lawsuit against Victor Szymela, M.D. The McGills alleged that Dr. Szymela failed to properly perform Janice's temporom...

Ex parte Johnson & Johnson et al.  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1190423

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson & Johnson and other pharmaceutical defendants sought mandamus relief from an Alabama circuit court order that refused to transfer venue of the underlying lawsuit to the Jefferson County, Alabama circuit court, on...

Wayne Farms LLC v. Primus Builders, Inc.  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1190533

Justia Opinion Summary: Wayne Farms LLC appealed a circuit court order compelling it to arbitrate its claims asserted against Primus Builders, Inc., and staying the action. Wayne Farms was a poultry producer located in Dothan, Alabama. Wayne Fa...

Burt W. Newsome and Newsome Law, LLC v. Clark A. Cooper et al.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1180252
Newsome v. Balch & Bingham, LLP, et al.  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1180302, 1180252

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Burt Newsome and his law practice Newsome Law, LLC (collectively, "the Newsome plaintiffs"), sued attorney Clark Cooper; Cooper's former law firm Balch & Bingham, LLP ("Balch"); John Bullock; Claiborne Seier ("S...

Martin v. Martin  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1181002

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Martin ("Thomas") appealed a circuit court judgment dismissing his declaratory-judgment action for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. Henry Thomas Martin ("Henry") died and was survived by his wife, Sheila Marti...

Williams v. Mari Properties, LLC  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190555

Justia Opinion Summary: Eleanor Williams appealed a probate court order denying her request for redemption of certain real property. In 2003, the State purchased property located in Birmingham ("the property") at a tax sale after the then owner...

Varden Capital Properties, LLC v. Reese  
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190692

Justia Opinion Summary: Varden Capital Properties, LLC ("Varden"), appealed an interlocutory circuit court order denying Varden's motion for summary judgment based on the statute of limitations. Alexis Reese alleges that, on October 29, 2016, s...

Ex parte Dennis Dwyne Frazier.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1191071
Alabama v. Two White Hook Wreckers et al.  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190180

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Alabama appealed a temporary restraining order ("TRO") allowing Gary Lamar Smith, Jr., and SOS Towing, Inc. ("SOS"), the family business owned and operated by Smith, Jr., to recover seized personal property...

Ex parte Petway Olsen, LLC.  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190402

Justia Opinion Summary: Law firm Petway Olsen, LLC, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Circuit Court to set aside its order granting the motion filed by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC ("MBUSA"), seeking...

Ex parte The Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Anniston.  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190436

Justia Opinion Summary: The Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Anniston ("the Board") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Calhoun Circuit Court ("the trial court") to vacate its order entering a par...

J.F.B.C., LLC v. Global Signal Acquisitions IV LLC
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190546
Ex parte Antwain Jermon Wingard.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190558
Caton v. City of Pelham  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190589

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Caton appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of the City of Pelham ("the City"), in his action alleging retaliatory discharge against the City. In approximately 2001, he was hired as a police office...

Jack Wilborn Roper v. States Resources Corporation
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190714
Randy Lee Melvin and Karen Melvin v. Aliant Bank
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190824
Guthrie v. Fanning  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190852

Justia Opinion Summary: Winston Guthrie sued David Ray Fanning seeking damages for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and defamation. In August 2009, Guthrie entered a guilty plea to the charges of sodomy and sexual abuse of several minor boy...

Ex parte Damien Bernard Jones.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190926
Ex parte Francis A. Weatherspoon.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190994
Ex parte Ramiro Delreal Contreras.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1191014
Ex parte S.E.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1191042
Ex parte Mary Helen Parker Pugh.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1191061
Ex parte K. C.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1191096
Ex parte C. P. C.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200017
Ex parte Jacory Tyshon Townsend.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200019
Ex parte Jeremy Rimmer.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200028
Ex parte Elroy Joshua Adams.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200051
Ex parte Wytiki Rayshun Moffett.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200059
Ex parte Robert Leslie Manning.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200060
Ex parte DeSean Henderson.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200085
Ex parte J.W.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200087
Ex parte Luther G. Gray, Jr.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200098
Ex parte Ronald Marshall McCraney.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1200110
Toomey v. Riverside RV Resort, LLC  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180521

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Toomey blocked a culvert that had been installed to channel water away from the only road providing access to his property and to the property of his neighbor, Riverside RV Resort, LLC ("Riverside"). Toomey did thi...

Stockham v. Ladd  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180904

Justia Opinion Summary: Margaret Stockham, as personal representative of the estate of Herbert Stockham, deceased ("Stockham"), appealed a circuit court judgment denying her motion for reimbursement for costs and attorney fees. The costs and fe...

TitleMax of Alabama, Inc. v. Falligant  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190670

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Falligant, as next friend of Michelle McElroy, who Falligant alleged was an incapacitated person, filed an action against TitleMax of Alabama, Inc. ("TitleMax"), alleging that TitleMax wrongfully repossessed and...

In re Estate of Segrest  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190676

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Segrest, Jr. appealed the dismissal of his petition to contest the validity of the will of Robert C. Segrest. In his will, Robert bequeathed to his wife, Patricia Segrest, a defeasible life estate in his real prop...

Ex parte M.B.
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190720
Ex parte Henry W. Bradshaw.  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190765

Justia Opinion Summary: Henry Bradshaw, a defendant in a personal–injury action, petitioned for mandamus relief to direct the circuit court to vacate its order denying his motion to dismiss the claims of plaintiff, Princeton Gregory, and to ent...

Borden v. Malone  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190327

Justia Opinion Summary: Dennis Borden, individually and as father and next friend of his son J.B. (minor), appealed the dismissal of his defamation, negligence, wantonness and wilfulness claims against Bobby Malone and Malone's counseling clini...

Richardson et al. v. County of Mobile  
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1190468, 1190469

Justia Opinion Summary: In case 1190468, Lewis and Ellen Richardson, and in case 1190469, Sherry Phelps (collectively, "the landowners") appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Mobile County, Alabama in their respective actions again...

Sherry E. Phelps v. County of Mobile
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190469
Meadows v. Shaver et al.  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1180134

Justia Opinion Summary: Kary Meadows was confined in a work-release program for eight months after his sentence ended. In 2009, Meadows pleaded guilty to theft, receiving stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenc...

Ex parte Iqbal Singh, M.D.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1190256
Joseph McClure v. Warrior Enterprises, LLC, and H. Vann Gravlee
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1190662
Warrior Enterprises, LLC, and H. Vann Gravlee v. Joseph McClure
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1190699
McElroy v. McElroy, as personal representative of the Estate of Clifton McElroy, Jr.  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1190888

Justia Opinion Summary: Tomeka McElroy and Marlon McElroy (collectively, "the contestants") appealed a judgment entered in favor of Tracy McElroy, as the personal representative of the estate of Clifton McElroy, Jr. Clifton McElroy dies in 2010...

Ex parte Thomas Robert Lane.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1191036
Ex parte A.S.
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 1191063
Roosevelt Finley, Nathan White, and David Gallew v. Town of Camp Hill
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1181044
Vanessa Carr v. Kenneth Wayne Tidmore and Quality Mill Works Co., Inc.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1190309
Edward Lemuel McRight v. Alabama State Bar
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1190420
Doyle Ray Blackmon v. Miriam Tisdale Archer
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1190635
Ex parte K.M.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1190756
Ex parte Joseph H. Huffman.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1190782
Ex parte Jennifer Alley Wood.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1190946
Ex parte Andrew Laughinghouse.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191019
Ex parte G.L.Y.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191020
Ex parte N.W.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191054
Ex parte N.W.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191055
Ex parte N.W.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191056
Ex parte Robert Jamal Wiggins.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191083
Ex parte Taskinnya Larandle Burt.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191086
Ex parte Heratio Sanchez Moore.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1191095
Ex parte Willie Leon Banks.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200010
Ex parte Jastyn Dakota Weeks.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200011
Ex parte Jason McWhorter.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200014
Ex parte LaForest Carmichael.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200020
Ex parte Wilson Calvin Gurley.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200023
Ex parte K.N.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200030
Ex parte Richard Burgin, Jr.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200038
Ex parte Jibrail Hutchinson.
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 1200039
Ex parte W. Perry Hall.  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 1180976

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney W. Perry Hall petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the circuit court to vacate its order entered on August 15, 2019 requiring Hall, among other things, to issue a letter of apolo...

Ex parte Natasha Cunningham.  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 1190187

Justia Opinion Summary: Natasha Cunningham petitioned for, and was granted, certiorari review of the Court of Criminal Appeals' judgment holding that the offense of possession of a controlled substance was a lesser-included offense of the offen...

Ex parte Alabama Department of Environmental Management.  
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 1190191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Supreme Court granted certiorari review to Lance LeFleur, in his official capacity as director ("the director") of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management ("ADEM"), seeking review of the Court of C...

Ex parte Patrick Benard Alexander.
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 1190927
Ex parte The Terminix International Co., LP, et al.  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1180863

Justia Opinion Summary: Birmingham law firm Campbell Law, P.C., represented consumers in legal proceedings against pest-control companies, including The Terminix International Co., LP, and Terminix International, Inc. (collectively referred to...

Ex parte Paula DiNardi.
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1180978
Magers v. Alabama Women's Center Reproductive Alternatives, LLC  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190010

Justia Opinion Summary: Ryan Magers appealed the dismissal of his wrongful-death claim against Alabama Women's Center Reproductive Alternatives, LLC ("the AWC"), for its role in the abortion of Baby Roe. In 2017, Baby Roe was aborted at approxi...

Ex parte Alfa Mutual Insurance Company.  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190117

Justia Opinion Summary: Alfa Mutual Insurance Company intervened in a lawsuit brought by its insured, Danielene Myricks, against Kelisha Saulsberry, an uninsured motorist. Two weeks before trial, Alfa moved to opt out of the lawsuit. The circui...

Gustin v. Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc.  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190255

Justia Opinion Summary: Brenda and James Gustin appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Vulcan Termite and Pest Control, Inc. ("Vulcan"), and its general manager, Fred Smith. In 1998, Vulcan was hired by a construction compan...

S.C. et al. v. Autauga County Board of Education et al.  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190382

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court dismissed with prejudice a complaint relating to an alleged sexual assault of a minor at an Autauga County, Alabama school. Multiple requests for continuances were granted. The last such grant, the circ...

Ex parte D.R.J.  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190769

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants D.R.J. and his mother, Dana Sides, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Circuit Court to vacate two orders holding that a pro tanto release executed in their favor was void...

Ex parte Alabama Department of Revenue.  
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190826

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Department of Revenue ("DOR") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to order Judge Eddie Hardaway to recuse himself from an appeal challenging a decision of the Alabama Tax Tribunal in f...

Ex parte Kenneth Earle Pate.
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190831
Jefferson County Board of Education v. City of Irondale
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1180752
Blankenship et al. v. City of Irondale  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1180777, 1180752

Justia Opinion Summary: The Jefferson County, Alabama Board of Education ("the Board") and several of its employees sought to avoid the application of an occupational tax imposed by the City of Irondale ("City"). The Board and its employees arg...

Ex parte Sandra Shinaberry.
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1180935
Mark Stiff v. Equivest Financial, LLC
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1181051
Leo Group, Co., LTD., and Leo Group Pump
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1190238
Fagan v. Warren Averett Companies, LLC  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1190285

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Gerriann Fagan appealed a circuit court order granting defendant Warren Averett Companies, LLC's motion to compel arbitration. Fagan was the owner of The Prism Group, LLC, a human-resources consulting firm. In...

Ex parte Wakilii Brown.
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1190544
Ex parte Stephon Lindsay.
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1190668
Ex parte George Martin.
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1190996
Ex parte Olajuwon Delshaun White.
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 1191015
Ex parte Thomas Hubbard.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190396
Robert C. Bitterman v. Angela S. Wade
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190506
Lashel Hale v. Spartan Invest, LLC.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190600
Eric Cisney and Kerri Cisney v. Jerry Blevins
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190601
Nancy Bell v. City of Phenix City, Alabama
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190602
Ex parte Russell Truck Repair.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190681
Ex parte M.N.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190738
Ex parte M.N.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190739
Ex parte S.C.T.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190751
Ex parte S.C.T.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190752
Ex parte Ricky Turrentine.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190764
Ex parte Delantray Marques Bates.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190783
Ex parte Carlotta S. Kutschenreuter.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190795
Ex parte City of Andalusia.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190827
Ex parte T.B.B.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190828
Ex parte Dorothy Williams.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190829
Ex parte L.B.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190830
Ex parte Hattie B. Bragg.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190866
Ex parte Miranda Simpson Yancey and Slocumb Law Firm, LLC.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190871
Ex parte Martin Tracy McBurnett.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190879
Ex parte Stacey P. Mason.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190884
Ex parte Thomas Denault and Carol Denault.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190896
Ex parte Charles Bryant Hughes, Jr.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190906
Ex parte T.Y.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190921
Ex parte T.Y.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190922
Ex parte Michael J. Green.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190932
Ex parte J.L.P.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190939
Ex parte Elmore County Department of Human Resources.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190953
Ex parte Stephanie Lashay Phifer.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190957
Ex parte D.R.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190958
Ex parte Kelly Lavar Rashad Brooks.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190965
Ex parte Dathony Lee Brown.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190970
Ex parte Adam Justin Stovall.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190979
Ex parte Christina Marie Beck.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190989
Ex parte Johnny K. Treadway.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190993
Ex parte Antuan Deteiro Johnson.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1190998
Ex parte Johnny Wagner.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191002
Ex parte D. C. R.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191013
Ex parte Pariss Shevee Kimbrough.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191021
Ex parte Ronald Bradford Gardner.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191022
Ex parte Joe Lee Brown.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191033
Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191034
Ex parte Demetrius Nettles.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191038
Ex parte Derrick Lamont Clemons.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191040
Ex parte Andrew Lee Jackson.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191041
Ex parte Terri Lynn Grant.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 1191043
Ledbetter v. Ledbetter  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1180200

Justia Opinion Summary: Laurie Ann Ledbetter ("Laurie Ann") and Warren Lewis Ledbetter ("Warren") sued their brother, William Russell Ledbetter ("Russell") alleging he improperly used money placed in an oral trust by their deceased mother, Lois...

Alabama v. Epic Tech, LLC, et al.  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1180675

Justia Opinion Summary: Two appeals were consolidated for the purposes of this opinion: case no. 1180675 ("the Lowndes County case"), the State appealed the Lowndes Circuit Court's order granting the motions to dismiss filed by Epic Tech, LLC;...

State of Alabama v. Epic Tech, LLC, et al.
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1180794
Parris v. Ballantine et al.  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1180908

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Alabama Supreme Court's review centered on whether, under the terms of a particular trust instrument, a person adopted as an adult was considered a lineal descendant of a beneficiary...

QHG of Enterprise, Inc., d/b/a Medical Center Enterprise v. Pertuit  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1181072

Justia Opinion Summary: QHG of Enterprise, Inc., d/b/a Medical Center Enterprise ("QHG"), appealed a circuit court's judgment awarding Amy Pertuit ("Amy") $5,000 in compensatory damages and $295,000 in punitive damages. Leif Pertuit ("Leif") ha...

Ex parte Beverlee Gardner.  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190172

Justia Opinion Summary: Beverlee Gardner petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for certiorari review of a Court of Criminal Appeals' decision in Gardner v. Alabama, [Ms. CR-18-0368, Sept. 20, 2019] which affirmed the trial court's denial of her...

Hannah v. Naughton, M.D., et al.  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190216

Justia Opinion Summary: Regina Hannah appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Michael Naughton, M.D.; Michael Naughton, M.D., Ph.D., LLC; Terisa Thomas, M.D., and and Terisa A. Thomas, M.D., P.C. (collectively, "the defendants"), on...

Ex parte Marshall, as Attorney General of the State of Alabama, et al.  
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190644

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Alabama Attorney General Steven Marshall and circuit judges Michael Bradley Almond, Ruth Ann Hall, Brandy Hambright, Jacqueline Hatcher, and Bert Rice, all in their official capacities, petitioned the Alabama...

Ex parte Russell Alan Lashley, Jr.
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190753
Ex parte Paul W. Ball.
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 1190842
Protective Life Insurance Company v. Apex Parks Group, LLC  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1180508

Justia Opinion Summary: Protective Life Insurance Company ("Protective") appealed a circuit court judgment entered on a jury verdict against Protective and in favor of Apex Parks Group, LLC ("Apex"), in the amount of $11,495,890.41. Apex, a Cal...

Cecelia N. King v. Duane A. Graham
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1180833
Bryant v. Carpenter  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1180843

Justia Opinion Summary: Deitrick Bryant ("Deitrick") committed suicide in his cell while he was an inmate at the Greene County, Alabama jail. Deitrick's mother, as the administrator of his estate, sued two jail employees, alleging that their ne...

Mid-Century Insurance Company v. Watts  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1180852

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Supreme Court granted Mid-Century Insurance Company permission to appeal the denial of its motion for a partial summary judgment in an action seeking underinsured-motorist benefits filed by Rodney Watts, as t...

Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. Steward  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190011

Justia Opinion Summary: Aaron Kyle Steward sued Nationwide Property and Casualty Insurance Company ("Nationwide"), seeking uninsured-motorist ("UM") benefits after he was injured in an accident at a publicly owned and operated all-terrain-vehic...

Hendrix v. United Healthcare Insurance Company of the River Valley  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190107

Justia Opinion Summary: Kathleen Hendrix ("Hendrix"), as administratrix of the estate of Kenneth Morris Hendrix, deceased, appeals a circuit court judgment dismissing Hendrix's medical-malpractice wrongful-death claim against United Healthcare...

Ex parte Advanced Disposal Services South, LLC  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190148

Justia Opinion Summary: Advanced Disposal Services South, LLC, Advanced Disposal Services Alabama Holdings, LLC, Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., Tallassee Waste Disposal Center, Inc., and Stone's Throw Landfill, LLC (collectively, "Advanced D...

Ex parte Renter's Realty.
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190349
Ex parte Baby Trend, Inc.
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190479
Ex parte Peter Capote.
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190678
Ex parte Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 1190691
McDorman v. Moseley, Jr.  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1190820, 1190819

Justia Opinion Summary: Virginia McDorman, conservator for Sim Moseley, appealed a probate court judgment awarding Ralph Moseley, Jr., attorney fees pursuant to the Alabama Litigation Accountability Act ("the ALAA"). Sim had a brother, Ralph Ca...

Katherine M. Rudd and Tiffany Rudd Atkinson v. Wells Fargo, N.A.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1180367
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Katherine M. Rudd and Tiffany Rudd Atkinson
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1180436
Carrie Merriweather v. Travis Bedsole, et al.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1180655
Alexis McCollum v. Paula Massey
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190357
Ex parte Mark J. Young.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190428
Ex parte Broderick Darnell McCoy.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190575
Ex parte G.W.D.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190592
Ex parte Antonio Devoe Jones.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190647
Ex parte Carol Parham and Bruce Parham.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190659
Ex parte Jennifer Kelley Morgan.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190750
Ex parte Brittney Lashell McCaulley.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190755
Ex parte Robert Charles Blackmon, IV.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190757
Ex parte Robert Charles Blackmon, IV.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190760
Ex parte Robert Charles Blackmon, IV.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190761
Ex parte Robert Charles Blackmon, IV.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190762
Ex parte Derrick Conelious Thomas.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190781
Ex parte Rodney Alverson.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190804
Ex parte Demarcus Chandler.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190874
Ex parte Robert Crum.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190875
Ex parte Matthew D. Trapp.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190883
Ex parte Kenneth E. Morris.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190885
Ex parte Eric Leonard Little.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190887
Ex parte Demarius Stefone Jones.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190891
Ex parte Christopher Paul Corson.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190892
Ex parte Rodarius Grimes.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190897
Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190907
Ex parte C.N.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190908
Ex parte Jimmy Korea Davis.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190911
Ex parte C.N.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190913
Ex parte C.N.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190914
Ex parte Larry Hunter, Jr.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190928
Ex parte A.T.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190929
Ex parte Robert Wayne Kelley.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190931
Ex parte Pilgrim's Pride Corporation.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190937
Ex parte Ronald Eugene Weems.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 1190955
Alabama State Bar v. Steven John Giardini
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180248
Ex parte Gulf Health Hospitals, Inc., d/b/a Thomas Hospital.  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180596

Justia Opinion Summary: Deborah Faison ("Deborah") died from cardiac arrest while she was a patient at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama. Her husband Larry Faison ("Faison") then sued Gulf Health Hospitals, Inc. ("Gulf Health"), which owned...

Spencer v. Remillard  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180650

Justia Opinion Summary: Kimberlee Spencer ("Kimberlee"), as personal representative of the estate of James Scott Spencer ("Scott"), her deceased husband, appealed a judgment as a matter of law entered by the circuit court at the close of Kimber...

Campbell v. City of Gardendale  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180778

Justia Opinion Summary: Jay Campbell, on behalf of himself and a certified class of "other persons similarly situated," appealed the grant of summary judgment on claims challenging the constitutionality of two municipal taxes adopted in 2013 by...

Ex parte Sam Smith  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1180834

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants below, Sam Smith, director of the Calhoun County Department of Human Resources ("CCDHR"); Pamela McClellan, an adult-protective-services caseworker with CCDHR; and Teresa Ellis, McClellan's supervisor (referre...

Anthony et al. v. Datcher, et al.  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190164

Justia Opinion Summary: Cynthia Anthony, former interim president of Shelton State Community College; William Ashley, then-president of Shelton State; and Jimmy Baker, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System ("the ACCS") (collectivel...

Ex parte Bernardino Ramos Hernandez.
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190210
Ex parte Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama.  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190232

Justia Opinion Summary: After her claim for coverage under the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan ("PEEHIP") was denied, Marilyn Player sued Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama ("BCBS") at the Macon Circuit Court ("the trial co...

Ex parte N.G., Jr.  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190390

Justia Opinion Summary: N.G., Jr. ("father"); B.J.U., the father's legal guardian; and the N.G., Jr. Special Needs Trust, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for mandamus relief, to direct the Russell Juvenile Court to vacate an order transfer...

Casey v. Beeker  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190400

Justia Opinion Summary: Laura Casey appealed a circuit court judgment entered against Chris "Chip" Beeker, Jr., Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, and Jeremy Oden ("the commissioners"), in their official capacities as commissioners of the Alabama Publi...

Kidd v. Benson  
Date: September 4, 2020
Docket Number: 1190413

Justia Opinion Summary: James Kidd, Jr., and Carolyn Kidd appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Edwin and Dianne Benson in their action against the Bensons arising out of a real-estate transaction. In this case, the Kidds signed a...

Ex parte Michael Gregory Hubbard.
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1180047
Gatewood A. Walden v. Alabama State Bar Association et al.
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1180203
Ex parte State Farm Fire and Casualty Company.
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1180451
Cecelia N. King v. William M. Lyon, Jr.
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1180520
Capitol Farmers Market, Inc. v. Delongchamp  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1190103

Justia Opinion Summary: Capitol Farmers Market, Inc. appealed a circuit court order entered in favor of Cindy C. Warren Delongchamp. In 2003, Delongchamp acquired two adjacent parcels of property burdened by restrictive covenants by her predece...

James P. Key, Jr. v. James W. Cunningham et al.
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1190223
Ex parte Berry Stephens.  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 1190457

Justia Opinion Summary: Berry Stephens petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Coffee Circuit Court to appoint him administrator ad litem of the estate of his mother, Louise Gennuso. The Supreme Court determine...

Synergies3 Tec Services, LLC, et al. v. Corvo  
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1170765

Justia Opinion Summary: Synergies3 Tec Services, LLC ("Synergies3"), and DIRECTV, LLC ("DIRECTV"), appealed a circuit court judgment in favor of Lisa Corvo and Thomas Bonds and against Synergies3 and DIRECTV based on the doctrine of respondeat...

Ex parte Ryan Clark Petersen.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180504
Eddie Toeran v. City of Tuscaloosa et al.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180669
Eddie Toeran and Ramilda Toeran v. Alcove, L.L.C., , et al.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180670
Ex parte Harlon B. Farrar.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180811
Mark Mullaly and Diana Holladay v. Linda Mullaly
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1181046
Anna D. Pamperin v. B. Clay Dudley III
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1181078
B. Clay Dudley III v. Anna D. Pamperin
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1181081
Bennie White v. Fred A. McLeod
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1181082
Holt v. Holt  
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190025

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Holt, the coexecutor of the estate of Geneva Holt, deceased, and the defendant in an action involving the estate, appealed a circuit court's judgment in favor of the plaintiff and coexecutor of the estate, Jere H...

Ex parte Joann Bashinsky.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190193
Valerie Tremble v. Billy Wayne Koger
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190449
Ex parte Russell Lee Williamson.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190460
Ex parte Douglas Ryan Roberts.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190539
Ex parte Anthony Ball.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190554
Ex parte J.H. and J.H. II.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190701
Ex parte J.H. and J.H. II.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190702
Ex parte James Lawson Fowler and Vivian Fowler.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190729
Ex parte Kenyatta K. Hudson.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190731
Ex parte Jack Avery Brown.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190734
Ex parte Samuel Lee Stephens.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190745
Ex parte Earnest Lee Walker.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190746
Ex parte Demarcus Sanchez Mitchell.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190749
Ex parte Clinton Lee Poores.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190770
Ex parte Willie Lee Conner.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190775
Ex parte James Matthew Hyde.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190777
Ex parte P.R.T. II.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190778
Ex parte Rhonda M. Johnson Bonham.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190784
Ex parte George Mark Tucker, Jr.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190786
Ex parte Angelo B. Archible, Jr.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190787
Ex parte Russell Lynn Housman.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190789
Ex parte Denver Jeff Holloway.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190803
Ex parte C. G.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190805
Ex parte Carrol Joe Driskell.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190806
Ex parte Audrea Annie Gallegos.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190808
Ex parte William Herbert Villar.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190811
Ex parte Armando Torres Escobar.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190837
Ex parte Todd Jeffrey Gates.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190865
Ex parte Estella Curry.
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190868
Ex parte Steven Duatell Rice.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190721
Ex parte Chester Jermaine Watkins.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190754
Ex parte K.D.P.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190771
Ex parte Willie Kevin Williams.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190772
Ex parte Shannon Dale Gargis.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190780
Ex parte Cordarius Demetrius Scruggs.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190785
Ex parte Adam Michael Burrus.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190788
Ex parte George Bonner.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190812
Ex parte Jason Dewayne Green.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190822
Ex parte Kederius Jaquin Moore.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190850
Ex parte Martin Moss.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190861
Ex parte D. A. L.
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190867
Ex parte Shinaberry.  
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180935

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Shinaberry petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for certiorari review of the Court of Civil Appeals' no- opinion affirmance of a circuit court's judgment awarding a fee to a guardian ad litem appointed to represen...

Carrie Merriweather v. Travis Bedsole, et al.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180655
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation v. Linda Adams
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180753
Tamela S. Savage v. P.B. Surf, LTD
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180903
Manson Fisher-Bey v. Valerie Knapp
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190031
Sharon Benita Powell et al. v. Ricky Delaine
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190123
Ex parte Gary Erris Coleman.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190144
Ex parte Charles K. Makekau III.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190326
Ex parte Darius Devon McCants.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190348
Ex parte Albert Leroy Robertson, Jr.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190417
Steven King v. Dean Calvert
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190431
Ex parte Bobby R. Mitchell.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190473
Ex parte C.P.P.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190477
Ex parte M.J.H.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190511
Ex parte Kevin Lynn Lamb.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190518
Ex parte Tiffany Dawn Plaxco.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190537
Ex parte Victor Claye Barnes.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190630
Ex parte Forty Three Investments, LLC.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190643
Ex parte L.E.P.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190657
Ex parte L.E.P.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190658
Ex parte A.B.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190665
Ex parte A.B.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190666
Ex parte A.B.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190667
Ex parte R.M.S. and D.A.S.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190674
Ex parte Vermillion Dionne Dailey.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190684
Ex parte Lowndes County Commission.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190685
Ex parte Lowndes County Commission.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190686
Ex parte Christopher Allen Adams.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190688
Ex parte Wilbert Underwood, Jr.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190690
Ex parte Lakeith Antwon Smith.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190709
Ex parte Jerome Wesley Hughes.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190712
Ex parte Jeffrey Dale Hunt.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190713
Ex parte R.M.S. and D.A.S.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190716
Joel Kennamer v. City of Guntersville et al.
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 1180939
Ex parte Joann Bashinsky.  
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 1190193

Justia Opinion Summary: Joann Bashinsky petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for mandamus relief, seeking to direct the Jefferson Probate Court to vacate orders disqualifying her attorneys from representing her in the underlying proceedings and...

Veitch v. Friday  
Date: June 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1180152

Justia Opinion Summary: William G. Veitch was a Republican candidate in 2018 for District Attorney of the 10th Judicial Circuit ("Jefferson County D.A.") and a resident of the area of Jefferson County, Alabama known as the Bessemer Cutoff. When...

Brown v. Berry-Pratt, as successor administrator of the Estate of Pauline Brown  
Date: June 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1180348

Justia Opinion Summary: Leah Brown, Robert Allen Brown ("Allen"), and Cheryl Woddail ("Cheryl") were heirs of Pauline Brown ("Brown"), who died without a will. Leah, Allen, and Cheryl appealed a circuit court judgment authorizing Ellen Berry-Pr...

Ex parte Freudenberger  
Date: June 30, 2020
Docket Number: 1190159

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Curt Freudenberger, M.D., and Sportsmed Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center, P.C. petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Madison Circuit Court to vacate its October 10, 2019, p...

Ex parte Kathy Russell, R.N.  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1180317, 1180319, 1180318

Justia Opinion Summary: Lamerle Miles ("Miles"), as the personal representative of the estate of her deceased mother Tameca Miles ("Tameca"), sued Coosa Valley Medical Center ("CVMC") and other named and fictitiously named parties, alleging tha...

Ex parte Kristen Blanchard, R.N.
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180318
Ex parte Teshia Gulas and Carla Pruitt.
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180319
Williams v. Barry  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180352

Justia Opinion Summary: Angela Williams, as mother and next friend of Li'Jonas Earl Williams, a deceased minor, appealed a judgment as a matter of law entered in favor of the remaining defendants, Dr. Wesley H. Barry, Jr., and Advanced Surgical...

Porter, et al. v. Williamson  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1180355, 1180634

Justia Opinion Summary: In appeal no. 1180355, Donald Porter, Marc Porter, Porter Capital Corporation, Porter Bridge Loan Company, Inc., Lowerline Corporation, CapitalPartners Leasing, Inc., and CapitalPartners Leasing, LLC (hereinafter referre...

Byron Porter Williamson v. Donald Porter, et al.
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180634
Odom v. Helms et al.  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180749

Justia Opinion Summary: Bernadine Odom appealed a summary judgment entered in favor of several supervisory officers in the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol Division, in a lawsuit based on the misconduc...

Ex parte H. Chase Dearman.  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180911

Justia Opinion Summary: H. Chase Dearman petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for certiorari review of the Court of Criminal Appeals' decision affirming, without an opinion, the Mobile Circuit Court's order finding Dearman in direct contempt. O...

Crook v. Allstate Indemnity Company, et al.  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1180996

Justia Opinion Summary: Kevin Crook appealed summary judgment entered in favor of Allstate Indemnity Company ("Allstate Indemnity"), Allstate Insurance Company ("Allstate Insurance"), and The Barker Agency (hereinafter collectively referred to...

Stiff v. Equivest Financial, LLC  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1181051

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Stiff's property was sold at a tax sale that took place inside the Bessemer courthouse instead of "in front of the door of the courthouse" as required by section 40-10-15, Ala. Code 1975. He argued that the sale was...

Ex parte Nancy Beamon.  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1181060

Justia Opinion Summary: Nancy Beamon, personal representative of the estate of Lois P. Arnott, filed a petition for a writ of mandamus requesting that the Alabama Supreme Court order the Washington Circuit Court to dismiss the complaint filed a...

Daniels v. Hawthorne-Midway Lily Flagg, LLC  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1190208

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2016, Geraldine Daniels was residing at the Hawthorne at Lily-Flagg apartment complex, which was owned by Hawthorne-Midway Lily Flagg, LLC ("Hawthorne-Midway"), and managed by Hawthorne Residential Partners,...

Ex parte Doris Sanders.  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 1190478

Justia Opinion Summary: Doris Sanders petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Macon Circuit Court to vacate its March 13, 2020, order transferring the underlying action to the Montgomery Circuit Court pursuant...

Nancy Hicks v. Allstate Insurance Company
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 1170589
Allstate Insurance Company v. Hicks  
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 1170632

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter went before the Alabama Supreme Court on consolidated appeals stemming from an action filed by Nancy Hicks for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Hicks appealed when the trial court denied her moti...

Cecelia N. King v. Duane A. Graham
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 1180833
Rogers v. Burch Corporation  
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 1190088

Justia Opinion Summary: Joshua Rogers appealed a preliminary injunction preventing Rogers from soliciting any employees or clients of Burch Corporation, his former employer, as contractually agreed to under restrictive covenants in an employmen...

Tamikia Everheart v. Rucker Place, LLC, and Savoie Catering, LLC
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 1190092
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1180520
Ex parte Chanze Jones.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1180839
Ex parte Derek Tyler Horton.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190019
Ex parte James Antuam Blackman.  
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190105

Justia Opinion Summary: James Blackman petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing Judge James Patterson of the Mobile Circuit Court ("the trial court") to set aside an order setting Blackman's case for trial, to reins...

Ex parte Darrin Garner.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190142
Ex parte Nicholas Andre Haulcomb.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190174
Ex parte Shaeffer Coleman.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190279
Ex parte Terry Lee Heiser.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190358
Ex parte James Arthur Culbreth.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190365
Ex parte Tristen Lloyd Thrasher.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190550
Ex parte A.S.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190559
Ex parte A.S.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190563
Ex parte A.S.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190564
Ex parte Elbert Melton, Jr.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190573
Ex parte Sedrick Letzie Norris.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190578
Ex parte Arthur Dean Hanson.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190593
Ex parte Matthew Mecomber.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190605
Ex parte Matthew Mecomber.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190607
Ex parte Lori Cain.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190609
Ex parte Glynn Alan Register.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190614
Ex parte Zoterrian Marquez Jones.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190616
Ex parte Brian Andre Simpson.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190624
Ex parte Kevin Lynn Lamb.
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 1190631
Collier v. Dade Capital Corporation  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1170771, 1170743

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated appeals stemmed from an August 2012 transaction in which SMM Gulf Coast, LLC ("SMM"), purchased the assets of four salvage and recycling businesses in Alabama and Mississippi. After that transaction closed,...

Resurrection of Life, Inc. v. Dailey  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1180154

Justia Opinion Summary: Christian Dailey, a minor, suffered a catastrophic personal injury at a day-care facility run by Resurrection of Life, Inc., d/b/a Perfect Place Christian Academy ("Resurrection of Life"). Christian's parents, Mark and V...

Edward E. May v. Alabama State Bar
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1180570
Ex parte Calvin Barnes.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1180802

Justia Opinion Summary: Calvin Barnes petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of habeas corpus to direct the Mobile Circuit Court to vacate its orders revoking his bail and denying his motion to reinstate his bail. The Supreme Court det...

Craft v. McCoy et al.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1180820

Justia Opinion Summary: Justin Craft and Jason Craft appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of members of the Lee County Board of Education ("the Board") and the Superintendent of the Lee County Schools, Dr. James McCoy. During...

Walters v. De'Andrea  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1190062

Justia Opinion Summary: Clint Walters appeals from a summary judgment entered by the Montgomery Circuit Court in favor of Montgomery Police Department ("MPD") patrol officer Jessica De'Andrea and Progressive Casualty Insurance Company ("Progres...

Ex parte Sean Allen, One Bonehead Trucking, Inc., & FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1190276

Justia Opinion Summary: Following an automobile accident in Lee County, Alabama between Dionne Drisker and Sean Michael Allen, Drisker sued Allen, One Bonehead Trucking, Inc. ("Bonehead"), and FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. ("FedEx"), in Mac...

Alabama Department of Revenue v. Panama City Wholesale, Inc.  
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1190321

Justia Opinion Summary: Alabama imposed a license or privilege tax on tobacco products stored or received for distribution within the State ("the tobacco tax"). Under Alabama law, the Department of Revenue could confiscate tobacco products on w...

Ex parte A.M.M.
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1190521
Ex parte A.C.B.
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 1190523
Blankenship v. Kennedy  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 1180649

Justia Opinion Summary: Deer breeders Terry Kennedy and Johnny McDonald sought to raise and hunt bigger deer by artificially inseminating whitetail deer with mule-deer semen. Whether they could do so depended on whether the resulting hybrid dee...

Kennamer v. City of Guntersville et al.  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 1180939

Justia Opinion Summary: Joel Kennamer appealed a circuit court's dismissal of his complaint seeking a declaratory judgment, a preliminary injunction, and a permanent injunction against the City of Guntersville, the City's mayor Leigh Dollar, ea...

Ex parte TD Bank US Holding Company  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 1180998

Justia Opinion Summary: TD Bank, National Association and TD Bank US Holding Company (collectively, "TD Bank") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the circuit court to dismiss claims filed against them by Bolaj...

Turner v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 1181076

Justia Opinion Summary: David Turner appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of State Farm Mutual Insurance Company. In August 2017, Turner was on duty as a paramedic and was riding in the passenger seat of an ambulance while re...

Ex parte City of Andalusia.
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 1190029
Ex parte Huntingdon College.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180148
Ex parte Vintage Homes, LLC.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180169
Ex parte Clayton Antwain Shanklin.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180254
Ex parte City of Gadsden.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180331
Mohr v. CSX Transportation, Inc.  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180338

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2017, Jerry Mohr, a Mobile County resident and an employee of CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSX"), was injured in an on-the-job accident while working on a crew that was repairing a section of CSX railroad track ne...

James Robert Morrow v. Mark A. Palmer and GLM Services, LLC.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180729
Edwards v. Pearson  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180801

Justia Opinion Summary: Rita Edwards, as mother of Raven Edwards, appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Penny Pearson on the ground of State-agent immunity. In 2014, Raven, an eight-year-old student at Airport Road Elementa...

Ex parte Patrick Daily and Regina Daily.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180956
Russell Construction of Alabama, Inc. v. Peat  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1180979

Justia Opinion Summary: Russell Construction of Alabama, Inc. ("Russell"), appealed a circuit court order that vacated an arbitration award in favor of Russell and against Christopher Peat. In 2015, Russell and Peat entered into a contract purs...

Ex parte Devin Darnell Thompson.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1190426
Ex parte Mark Prestridge.
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 1190432
Muhammad Wasim Sadiq Ali v. Mike Williamson
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1170896
Butler Precision Components, Inc. v. Patterson Leasing, LLC
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1180405
Shannon v. Smith  
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1180926

Justia Opinion Summary: Deborah Shannon suffered from ongoing medical problems she claimed were the result of an automobile accident. The jury that considered the claims she asserted against the other driver rejected her claims and returned a v...

Taylor English Duma LLP v. Ronald E. Mays and City Jets, Inc.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1181022
Ex parte Gregory Tavares Crews.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190359
Ex parte Jennifer Naomi Bowden.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190414
Ex parte Anthony Jones.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190418
Ex parte Eddie Ford.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190462
Ex parte Greg Earnest.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190464
Ex parte William N. Lucy.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190475
Ex parte Ronald Marquay Russell.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190488
Ex parte Reginald Levon Anderson.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190495
Ex parte Darryl Anthony Dennis.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190501
Ex parte Davon Lashon Davis.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190512
Ex parte Christopher Eugene Wynne.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190515
Ex parte A.M.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190516
Ex parte Jeff Renda and Leigh Renda.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190519
Ex parte DeAundra Darnell Smith.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190527
Ex parte Victoria Haiden Defranco.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190528
Ex parte Raquel Marie Buchanan.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190530
Ex parte Christopher Jay Knapp.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190536
Ex parte James L. Mizell, Jr.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190556
Ex parte Calvin Massey.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190561
Ex parte Taskinnya Larandle Burt.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190562
Ex parte Shanta Phillips.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190571
Ex parte A.W.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190590
Ex parte A.W.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 1190591
Brad Dupree v. PeoplesSouth Bank  
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 1180095

Justia Opinion Summary: Brad Dupree sued PeoplesSouth Bank ("PeoplesSouth"), alleging that PeoplesSouth wrongfully gave the proceeds of a $100,000 certificate of deposit to his father, not him. Jimmy Dupree was Brad's father. In 1993, Jimmy ope...

Alabama State Bar v. Steven John Giardini
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 1180248
Pentagon Federal Credit Union v. McMahan  
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 1180804

Justia Opinion Summary: Pentagon Federal Credit Union ("PenFed") appealed a circuit court judgment entered in favor of Susan McMahan. McMahan and her husband purchased property in Loxley, Alabama in 2005. The purchase mortgage was provided by W...

City of Montgomery v. Hunter  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 1170959

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 27, 2015, Charles Hunter ran a red light at an intersection within the corporate limits of the City of Montgomery. At some point "within the past two years," Mike Henderson also ran a red light at another inters...

Ex parte Jermaine Lindell Hoston.
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 1190322
Ex parte Brenda K. Milne.
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 1190397
Warner W. Wiggins v. Warren Averett, LLC
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1170943
Ex parte State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180451

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Elizabeth Byars was visiting a residence in Huntsville, Alabama owned by Hannelore Sims ("Hannelore") when she was attacked by a pit bull kept by Hannelore's adult grandson Cody Sims ("Cody"), who also resided a...

Johnson v. Ellis  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180786

Justia Opinion Summary: Acting pro se, Costillo Johnson, who, for purposes of this litigation, identified himself as "Asume Bjambe Ausir Imhotep El" ("Johnson"), appealed a circuit court's order dismissing his civil claims of assault and batter...

Jostens, Inc. v. Herff Jones, LLC  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180808

Justia Opinion Summary: Jostens, Inc. ("Jostens"), John Wiggins, and Chris Urnis (collectively, "defendants") appealed a circuit court's denial of their renewed motions for a judgment as a matter of law following the entry of a judgment on a ju...

Ex parte Marvin Gray.  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180999

Justia Opinion Summary: Marvin Gray sought mandamus relief to direct the Montgomery Circuit Court to dismiss a complaint filed against him by Ruthie Thomas. In 2017, Thomas was involved in an automobile accident with Gray in a Montgomery parkin...

Everheart et al. v. Rucker Place, LLC et al.  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Numbers: 1190092, 1190116, 1190110, 1190102

Justia Opinion Summary: Tamikia Everheart; Cardell Coachman, by and through his mother and next friend Johnitia Coachman; Michael Coleman, as administrator of the estate of Diane McGlown; Mary Weatherspoon; and Elizabeth McElroy, as administrat...

Ex parte VRP Transportation, Inc.
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1181056
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Karr  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1190036

Justia Opinion Summary: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company sought to appeal a circuit court order in a foreclosure action it brought against Dortha and Randy Karr. The Alabama Supreme Court determined the order appealed from was not a final j...

Ex parte Ora Caldwell.
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1190082
Ex parte Michael Gregory Hubbard.  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180047

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Hubbard was charged with 23 counts of violating Alabama's "Code of Ethics for Public Officials, Employees, Etc.," sections 36-25-1 to -30, Ala. Code 1975 ("the Ethics Code"). The Circuit Court entered a judgment...

Andrew Adams v. Dane Adams
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180418
Larry Pace v. Laura Louallen Briley
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180838
Tamela S. Savage v. P.B. Surf, LTD
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180903
John and Ruthann Essinger v. Allstate Indemnity Company
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1181000
Nettles v. Pettway d/b/a Pettway's Paint, Body & Wrecker Service  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1181015

Justia Opinion Summary: Cedrick Nettles was struck by a wheel that detached from an automobile owned and operated by Antwon Aaron. Nettles sued Ryan Pettway, doing business as Pettway's Paint, Body and Wrecker Service ("Pettway"), alleging that...

Ex parte Robert Rogers III.
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190165
Ex parte Trista Lynn Rogers.
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190166
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