Supreme Court of Alabama Decisions 2020

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City of Daphne v. David Fannon and Sarah Fannon
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180109
Ex parte Sonia Blunt.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180372
Talladega County Commission v. State of Alabama ex rel. City of Lincoln  
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180395

Justia Opinion Summary: The Talladega County Commission ("the Commission") appealed a trial court's dismissal of its mandamus petition filed against the Commission by the City of Lincoln ("the City"), that left in place a prior order interpreti...

Tara Lynd, M.D. v. Marshall County Pediatrics, P.C.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180644
Ex parte Comfort Systems USA
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180746
Ex parte Tim Tucker.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180773
Ex parte Kevin Goelz, M.D. and Brookwood Baptist Health 2.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180905
Ex parte Todd Ayers.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180947
Ex parte Todd Ayers.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1180948
Ex parte Robert Shawn Ingram.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190195
Ex parte Joe Nathan James, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 1190282
Andrew Adams v. Dane Adams
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1180418
Max R. Dotson v. City of Florence et al.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1180964
Forbes v. Platinum Mortgage, Inc.  
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1180985

Justia Opinion Summary: Dale Forbes, as administrator ad litem for the estate of Gay Nell Mize, appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Platinum Mortgage, Inc. ("Platinum"), and PennyMac Loan Services, LLC ("PennyMac"). Gay N...

Ex parte Matthew Austin Bolling.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1181035
Ex parte James Franklin Parker III.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190007
Ex parte James William Woolley.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190042
Ex parte Davontay Terrele Brown.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190075
Ex parte C.A.E.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190112
Ex parte Rickey Lynn Chambers.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190118
Ex parte Casey Adam Jones.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190139
Ex parte Deborah Ramer.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190163
Ex parte B. A. F.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190186
Ex parte Jean C. May.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190192
Ex parte C.S.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190209
Ex parte C.S.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190211
Ex parte Hakeem Mateen Najee Rasheed.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190212
Ex parte D. M. R.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190213
Ex parte Michael Paul Streeter.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190224
Ex parte Waverly Lindsey.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190242
Ex parte Kirk Donavan Spenard.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190248
Ex parte Robert Keahey.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190249
Ex parte James L. King.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190252
Ex parte Kendric Deron Williams.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190254
Ex parte Keith Anthony Newton.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190270
Ex parte Mitchell Bernard Johnson.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190271
Ex parte Richard J. Jenkins.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190280
Ex parte Michael Mays.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190288
Ex parte Mitchell Bernard Johnson.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190298
Ex parte Cheryl Seegars Blount.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190320
Ex parte Terrance Crawford.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190324
Ex parte Dustin Brittain Wells.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190331
Ex parte Joe Ranger Pickett.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190341
Ex parte Jose Reyes-Rodriguez.
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 1190351
Warner W. Wiggins v. Warren Averett, LLC  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 1170943

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Warner Wiggins appeals a circuit court's order compelling him to arbitrate his claims against Warren Averett, LLC. Warren Averett was an accounting firm. Eastern Shore Children's Clinic, P.C. ("Eastern Shore"),...

Ex parte Cowgill  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 1180936

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners George Cowgill and Elise Yarbrough, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the circuit court to grant their motion for partial summary judgment on the ground that plaintiff's su...

Ex parte State Farm Fire & Casualty Company.  
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1170760

Justia Opinion Summary: State Farm Fire and Casualty Company ("State Farm"), a defendant below, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to challenge Clarke Circuit Court's failure to dismiss the underlying action or to enter...

Robbins v. Cleburne County Commission  
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180106

Justia Opinion Summary: Shannon Robbins, the former county engineer of Cleburne County, Alabama, sued the Cleburne County Commission ("the Commission") alleging breach of contract after the Commission denied the validity of a renewal option in...

Ex parte J.W. and R.L.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180339
Ex parte J.W. and R.L.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180340
McClurg v. Birmingham Realty Company  
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180635

Justia Opinion Summary: Rose McClurg sued Birmingham Realty Company ("BRC") based on injuries she sustained when she fell in the parking lot of a shopping center owned by BRC. The circuit court entered a summary judgment in favor of BRC, and Mc...

Ex parte Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Company.  
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 1180871

Justia Opinion Summary: Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company ("Allstate") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Macon Circuit Court to grant Allstate’s request for a jury trial in a pending action...

Ex parte Road Gear Truck Equipment, LLC.
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1170238
Ex parte Justice Jerrell Knight.
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180031
Ex parte Willimon & Wallace-Padgett.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180439

Justia Opinion Summary: William "Will" Willimon, the former bishop of the North Alabama Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, Inc. ("the Conference"), and Debra Wallace-Padgett, the current bishop, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for...

Player v. J. C.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180606

Justia Opinion Summary: Zambia Player appealed two circuit court orders issued in regard to her administration of the estate of her brother, Jabari Player. Jabari died intestate in 2013, leaving as his sole heir at law his 14-year-old daughter...

Ex parte Dow AgroSciences LLC.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180887

Justia Opinion Summary: Dow AgroSciences LLC ("DAS"), a counterclaim defendant, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus challenging a circuit court’s refusal to dismiss a fraud claim filed against it by defendant Robert Ward...

Ex parte BBH BMC, LLC, d/b/a Brookwood Baptist Medical Center.  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 1180961

Justia Opinion Summary: BBH BMC, LLC, d/b/a Brookwood Baptist Medical Center ("Brookwood") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Circuit Court to vacate its order compelling Brookwood to respond to...

Ex parte Sonya C. Edwards and Edwards Law, LLC.  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1180255

Justia Opinion Summary: Sonya C. Edwards and Edwards Law, LLC (collectively, "Edwards"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct a trial court to enter a summary judgment in their favor in an action filed against t...

Taylor v. Hoehn  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1180375

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Helene Hoehn Taylor, appealed a trial court's judgment on partial findings in favor of defendant Margaret Hoehn. John Alphonse Hoehn ("Hoehn") died on or about October 17, 2014. He was survived by his wife, Mar...

GEICO Insurance Co. v. Evans  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1180699

Justia Opinion Summary: GEICO Insurance Company appealed a trial court judgment entered in favor of plaintiffs Johnson Evans, Jimmy Smith, and Bernard Smith on plaintiffs' claims for damages resulting from an automobile accident caused by GEICO...

Ex parte Lisa Leane Graham.
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1181043
Ex parte Sylvester Leggett.
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 1181089
Youngblood v. Martin  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1171037

Justia Opinion Summary: Beekman Youngblood, M.D. ("Dr. Youngblood"), a board-certified anesthesiologist, appealed a circuit court judgment entered on a jury verdict in favor of Anthony Martin, as personal representative of the estate of Lanesha...

Ex parte Lasonya Lindsey  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1171172

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 1, 2016, Lasonya Lindsey agreed to purchase real property located in Selma from Doris Wallace. Attorney Charles Sims III was retained by one or both of the transacting parties in connection with the sale. On Apr...

Cochran v. Engelland  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180216

Justia Opinion Summary: James Cochran, the plaintiff in an unsuccessful personal-injury action, challenged a circuit court order setting aside a $2,000,000 default judgment entered against Pilar Engelland ("Pilar") after she initially failed to...

Ex parte Scott Ross Weisberg.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180487
Jerome Dixon v. Frederick E. Simpson and Moon Logging, LLC
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180866
Ex parte Tania Burgess  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1180989

Justia Opinion Summary: Tania Burgess petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Circuit Court to vacate its order transferring the underlying action to the Shelby Circuit Court. On April 22, 2019, a veh...

Ex parte Henry Williams Gosha.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1181031
Ex parte Glendon Hickman.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1181036
Ex parte Johnnie W. Jacks.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1181064
Ex parte J. E. Z.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190046
Ex parte Enterprise Leasing Company - South Central, LLC.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190070
Ex parte Brandee Marie Barnes.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190077
Ex parte Tim Odus Clevenger.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190119
Ex parte Lee Eakins.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190145
Ex parte Danny Lacey.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190152
Ex parte Kelvin Evan Coleman.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190154
Ex parte Calvin E. Crabb II.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190156
Ex parte S.F.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190158
Ex parte Charles Vernon Harris, Jr.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190160
Ex parte K.T.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190162
Ex parte K.T.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190167
Ex parte John Andrew Kister.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190171
Ex parte Roy Thomas Smith, Jr.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190188
Ex parte Michael Anthony Blair.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190225
Ex parte James Robinson.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 1190227
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