Supreme Court of Alabama Decisions 2021

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Ex parte Space Race, LLC.  
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200685

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission d/b/a U.S. Space & Rocket Center ("ASSEC") filed suit against Space Race, LLC ("Space Race"), seeking to avoid an arbitration award entered in favor of Space Race and against...

Ex parte M.C.A.
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1210041
Ex parte M.C.A.
Date: December 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1210042
WM Mobile Bay Environmental Center, Inc. v. City of Mobile Solid Waste Authority  
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1190978

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit certified five questions to the Alabama Supreme Court on whether state law permitted WM Mobile Bay Environmental Center, Inc. ("WM Mobile"), a judgment creditor...

Ex parte Walmart Stores, Inc.
Date: December 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200643
Ex parte Joy Vick Graham.
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200467
Deslonde v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, d/b/a Mr. Cooper et al.  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200483

Justia Opinion Summary: Brett Deslonde appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, doing business as Mr. Cooper ("Nationstar"), and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee for Nationstar Home Equity Loan...

Porter v. Estate of Porter  
Date: December 10, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1200682, 1200683

Justia Opinion Summary: Ilka Porter and Lina Louise Porter, through her mother and next friend, Ilka Porter, appealed a probate court order that concluded Sean Porter was married to Alexis Campbell Porter at the time of his death, and appointin...

Sandra Penney v. Michael Shay Penney and Emily Penney
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200086
Reagan Henderson v. Sunny King of Birmingham, Inc., a/k/a King Acura
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200459
Michael D. Anderson v. State of Alabama
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200588
Tipp v. JPMC Specialty Mortgage, LLC  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200600

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2009, JPMC Specialty Mortgage, LLC ("JPMC"), foreclosed on a property in Grand Bay, Alabama that had once been owned by the parents of Marian S.A. Tipp. Since that time, Tipp filed one lawsuit after another seeki...

Gleason v. Halsey  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200678

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Gleason filed suit against Charles Halsey and Jim McDonough d/b/a Jim McDonough Home Inspection ("McDonough"), seeking to recover for damage that Gleason allegedly incurred as a result of defendants' allegedly neg...

Capitol Farmers Market, Inc. v. Ingram  
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200688

Justia Opinion Summary: Capitol Farmers Market, Inc., appealed a circuit court order entered in favor of Angie and Russell Ingram, enforcing certain restrictive covenants on property owned by Capitol Farmers Market that abutted property owned...

Johnnie Will Harris, Jr. v. Johnson's Giant Foods, Inc.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200732
Ex parte Brandon D. Cox.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200785
Ex parte Andrew Arthur Duerr.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200879
Ex parte John Jones.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200895
Ex parte Tramaris Deangelo Bryant.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210048
Ex parte J.H.F., Jr.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210049
Ex parte Jamison Tyler McClurg.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210050
Ex parte George William Barton.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210051
Ex parte J.D.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210067
Ex parte Marvell A. Davis, Jr.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210071
Ex parte J.M.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210076
Ex parte L.T.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210077
Ex parte Larry Green.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210082
Ex parte Anthony Keith Williams.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210087
Ex parte Kordero Rashad Brackin.
Date: December 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1210105
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200102
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200103
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200104
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200105
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200106
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200107
Ex parte Endo Health Solutions Inc. et al.  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200470

Justia Opinion Summary: Several entities that owned or operated hospitals in Alabama ("plaintiffs") filed suit against manufacturers of prescription opioid medications, distributors of those medications, and retail pharmacies ("defendants"), a...

Bronner, et al. v. Barlow et al.  
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200570

Justia Opinion Summary: David Bronner, secretary-treasurer of the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan ("PEEHIP"), and individual members of the Board of Control of PEEHIP ("the PEEHIP Board"), the remaining defendants in this acti...

Ex parte Carla Gray and Randall Lipscomb.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200691
Ex parte Courtney Larrell Lockhart.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200719
Ex parte Gregory Wynn.
Date: November 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200848
Cedric Sewer and Monster Mulching, LLC v. Gwendolyn Mosley
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190774
Paradigm Investment Group, LLC and HR IV, LLC v. Dewey H. Brazelton
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200137
Roginski v. Estate of Tarvaris Jackson  
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200305

Justia Opinion Summary: When former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson passed away, he left behind a young daughter named Jaya, to whom he owed child support under the terms of a Minnesota court order. Jaya's mother and legal representative, Jess...

Ex parte Laura Peterman Wells, as guardian ad litem for L.V., a minor.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200394
Elizabeth Wood and Leo Nagle v. Jeff Green and Sophia Green
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200411
Nola L. Wolf v. Jocelyn Pierce
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200508
William Miller v. Alabama State Bar
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200555
Pamela Haase Meisler v. Rime Construction Company, Inc.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200584
Ex parte William Dale Watson.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200745
Ex parte Virginia O'Melia Macpherson.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200797
Ex parte Martie Patton.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200804
Ex parte Tim Powell et al.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200805
Ex parte Quinton Parhams.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200807
Ex parte John Dee Carruth.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200808
Ex parte S.C.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200819
Ex parte S.C.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200820
Ex parte K.V.D.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200837
Ex parte Porter Allen Batts.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200844
Ex parte Connery Keith Charles II.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200853
Ex parte Shirley Taylor.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200857
Ex parte Steve Christopher Lawrence.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200875
Ex parte Jordan Andrew Thomas.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200878
Ex parte Joseph Ryan Carter.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200897
Ex parte D.K.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200898
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson, as guardian ad litem for S.S.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210018
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson, as guardian ad litem for S.S.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210022
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson, as guardian ad litem for H.S.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210023
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson, as guardian ad litem for H.S.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210024
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson, as guardian ad litem for M.S.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210025
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson, as guardian ad litem for M.S.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210026
Ex parte Nathaniel Collins.
Date: November 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1210035
Ex parte SE Property Holdings, LLC  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190814, 1190816

Justia Opinion Summary: In case no. 1190816, appellant-plaintiff SE Property Holdings, LLC ("SEPH"), appealed a circuit court's denial of its petition seeking to hold appellee-defendant David Harrell in contempt for failing to comply with the t...

SE Property Holdings, LLC v. David L. Harrell
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 1190816
Ex parte Living By Faith Christian Church  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 1190872

Justia Opinion Summary: As a matter of first impression, the Alabama Supreme Court addressed whether Rule 55(b)(2), Ala. R. Civ. P., required a trial court to hold a hearing before entering a default judgment. The Court of Civil Appeals, in Liv...

Ex parte American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc.
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 1200046
Ex parte Sherman Collins  
Date: November 5, 2021
Docket Number: 1200443

Justia Opinion Summary: Sherman Collins petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for certiorari review of the Court of Criminal Appeals' judgment affirming Collins's convictions for capital murder for the intentional killing of Detrick Bell for pec...

Ex parte Young, Jr.; Martin; Lindley; and May.  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 1200184

Justia Opinion Summary: Tom Young, Jr., a former circuit judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit; Ray Martin, a circuit judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit; Chris May, the Randolph Circuit Clerk; and Marlene Lindley, a former employee in May's of...

Hiltz v. Bedwell  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1200217, 1200219

Justia Opinion Summary: Debbie Hiltz appealed, and Anita Bedwell cross-appealed a circuit court's judgment in an election contest declaring Bedwell, the contestee, the winner of an election for the Office of City Council, Place 1, in Rainbow Ci...

Anita Bedwell v. Debbie Hiltz
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 1200219
Owens v. Ganga Hospitality LLC  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 1200449

Justia Opinion Summary: Janene Owens fell outside a hotel owned and operated by Ganga Hospitality, LLC ("Ganga") and sued, alleging negligence and wantonness. The trial court entered a summary judgment in favor of Ganga, and Owens appealed. The...

Ex parte Tiffina McQueen.  
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 1200594

Justia Opinion Summary: Tiffina McQueen petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct a circuit court to vacate its order directing her that her compulsory counterclaims would be tried separately from the claims raised b...

Ex parte City of Birmingham.
Date: October 29, 2021
Docket Number: 1200639
Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association v. Skinner  
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 1200132

Justia Opinion Summary: After a fire at James and Suzanne Skinner's house, their insurer sought a judgment declaring that it did not owe either of them coverage. The circuit court entered summary judgment for Suzanne while the claim against Jam...

Wynlake Residential Association, Inc, et al. v. Hulsey et al.  
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 1200242

Justia Opinion Summary: Wynlake Residential Association, Inc. ("the homeowners' association"), Wynlake Development, LLC, SERMA Holdings, LLC, Builder1.com, LLC, J. Michael White, Shandi Nickell, and Mary P. White ("the defendants") appealed a c...

Ex parte Jorge Ruiz.
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 1200618
Ex parte Gregory Ray Steenson.
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 1200697
Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 1200730
Ex parte Steven Chalmers Varnado.
Date: October 22, 2021
Docket Number: 1200734
Ex parte Colby Dewight Tucker.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200047
Everett W. Wess v. Kechia Davis
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200290
Kenneth S. Traywick v. Jefferson Dunn
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200549
Ex parte M.B.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200586
Ex parte M.L.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200735
Ex parte Tony Eugene Grimes.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200780
Ex parte John Parhams.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200786
Ex parte A.C.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200801
Ex parte Mark Keith Glaster.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200803
Ex parte Guy Maxamillion Taylor.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200806
Ex parte Ejikeme Amaku.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200809
Ex parte Henry Williams Gosha.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200817
Ex parte V.D.H.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200822
Ex parte M. C.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200830
Ex parte Luis A. Ortiz.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200836
Ex parte Danny Lewis Smith.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200845
Ex parte Jeremy Jamal Cattage.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200855
Ex parte J.A.W.
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 1200868
Bednarski v. Johnson  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200183

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Zenon Bednarski and his practice, Auburn Urgent Care, Inc. ("AUC"), appealed a circuit court judgment awarding Cortney Johnson ("Cortney"), as the administrator of the estate of Hope Johnson ("Hope"), deceased, $6.5...

Smith v. Alexander, et al.  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200215

Justia Opinion Summary: Steven Smith, as conservator of the estate of B.J. (minor), appealed a circuit court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants Elizabeth Alexander, Amanda Buchanan, and Michael Key on Smith's claims alleging vio...

Ex parte John Cooper  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200269

Justia Opinion Summary: John Cooper, the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation ("ALDOT"), sought a writ of mandamus to direct the Morgan Circuit Court to dismiss an action commenced against him by William Hulsey and Traci Bullard...

Ex parte City of Gulf Shores.  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200366

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Gulf Shores ("the City") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Baldwin Circuit Court to dismiss tort claims brought against the City. The City contended the claims were bar...

Builder Systems, LLC v. Klamer  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200433

Justia Opinion Summary: Builder Systems, LLC, appealed an order, certified as final pursuant to Rule 54(b), Ala. R. Civ. P., entered in favor of George "Jerry" Klamer and his wife Lisa Klamer arising from a remediation and new-construction proj...

Ex parte Shane Taylor and Shane A. Taylor & Associates, P.C.  
Date: September 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200537

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a petition for a writ of mandamus filed by defendants Shane Taylor ("Taylor") and Shane A. Taylor & Associates, P.C. ("the law firm"), asking the Alabama Supreme Court to direct the Mobile Circuit Cour...

Something Extra Publishing, Inc., d/b/a Lagniappe Weekly v. Mack et al.  
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 1190106

Justia Opinion Summary: Something Extra Publishing, Inc., d/b/a Lagniappe Weekly ("Lagniappe") appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack, and two members of the Baldwin County Sheriff's...

Sirote & Permutt, P.C. v. Caldwell  
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 1200092

Justia Opinion Summary: The law firm of Sirote & Permutt, P.C., and attorney C. Randall Caldwell, Jr., each claimed they were entitled to one-third of the attorneys' fees that were owed for a BP oil spill settlement. Sirote and Caldwell litigat...

Peinhardt v. Peinhardt  
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 1200383

Justia Opinion Summary: Norma Peinhardt and Larry Todd, who sought to sell real property and a divide of the sale proceeds, appealed a trial court's grant of summary judgment entered against them and in favor of Louise Peinhardt and Amelia Pein...

Ben E. Keith Company, Inc. v. Lyndon Southern Insurance Company  
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 1200599

Justia Opinion Summary: Ben E. Keith Company, Inc. ("BEK"), appealed a circuit court order entering summary judgment in favor of Lyndon Southern Insurance Company ("Lyndon") on Lyndon's complaint for a declaratory judgment. On December 14, 2018...

Ex parte Board of Zoning Adjustment of the City of Auburn.
Date: September 24, 2021
Docket Number: 1200790
Sumter County Board of Education v. University of West Alabama, et al.  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1190343

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sumter County Board of Education ("the SCBE") appealed a circuit court's dismissal of its complaint asserting claims of reformation of a deed, breach of contract, and fraud, as well as seeking declaratory and injunct...

City of Birmingham v. Metropolitan Management of Alabama, LLC  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200080

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Birmingham ("the City") appealed a circuit court's denial of its motion to vacate a quiet-title judgment in favor of Metropolitan Management of Alabama, LLC ("Metropolitan"). In 1999, the State of Alabama pur...

Paradigm Investment Group, LLC and HR IV, LLC v. Brazelton  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200137

Justia Opinion Summary: Paradigm Investment Group, LLC, and HR IV, LLC ("the tenants"), entered into a written lease agreement, which was ultimately assigned to Dewey Brazelton ("the landlord"). The lease obligated the tenants to make rental pa...

Wheeler v. Marvin  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200282

Justia Opinion Summary: Karen Wheeler, as administrator of the estate of Eugene Drayton, appealed a probate court judgment declaring Kristin Marvin was the biological child of Drayton, and was therefore an heir of Drayton for purposes of intest...

Ex parte R.W.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200318
Ex parte R.W.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200323
Ex parte R.W.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200324
Ex parte R.W.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200325
Ex parte Porter Allen Batts.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200388
Russell d/b/a Carl's Country v. Sedinger, et al.  
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200574

Justia Opinion Summary: George Russell, doing business as Carl's Country, appealed a circuit court order dismissing his declaratory-judgment action, pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6), Ala. R. Civ. P., because the action did not state a justiciable cont...

Ex parte B.W.
Date: September 17, 2021
Docket Number: 1200768
Steve D. Lands v. Betty Ward d/b/a Lucky B's Trucking
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1191074
623 Partners, LLC v. Bowers et al.  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1191084

Justia Opinion Summary: In an earlier action, 623 Partners, LLC, obtained a default judgment against Bart Bowers. But 623 Partners never collected on that judgment. About nine years after obtaining the judgment, 623 Partners filed this case, al...

Ex parte J. M. S.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200176
Ex parte Mobile Infirmary Association d/b/a J.L. Bedsole Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital and d/b/a Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200200

Justia Opinion Summary: Mobile Infirmary Association ("MIA"), doing business as J.L. Bedsole Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital ("Rotary Rehab") and doing business as Mobile Infirmary Medical Center ("Mobile Infirmary"), petitioned the Alabama Supr...

Ex parte Jameelah Huriyyah Baker.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200259
Ex parte Rodriquez D. Reed.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200358
Ex parte Tyrone Stewart.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200420
Ex parte Johnny Lee Self  
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200431

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnny Lee Self petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for review of a Court of Criminal Appeals' decision to affirm the summary dismissal of his petition for postconviction relief. In September 2003, Self pleaded guilty t...

Ex parte Danny Ray Nichols, Jr.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200439
Ex parte Devan Bradley Scott.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200445
Ex parte Dillon Michael Lee.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200479
Ex parte Deandre Cooper.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200583
Ex parte Tiffany Robin Roberts.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200605
Ex parte Horace Leanders Crockett.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200650
Ex parte James Carl York.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200662
Ex parte Broderick Lebrandon Chambers.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200675
Ex parte Timothy Wayne Brown.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200692
Ex parte William Guy Krebs.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200693
Ex parte William Guy Krebs.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200695
Ex parte Marcel Dupre Cox.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200721
Ex parte J.A.S.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200729
Ex parte Karen H. Jackson.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200731
Ex parte Austin Gage Lynn.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200737
Ex parte M. R. F.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200750
Ex parte Wayde Slocumb.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200751
Ex parte Thomas Michael Watson.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200752
Ex parte Daniel Ray Ash.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200766
Ex parte David Lee Weatherspoon.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200770
Ex parte Howard Ross.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200771
Ex parte Nathan Tillman.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200777
Ex parte Kelvin Peacock.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200778
Ex parte Darrius Chestnut.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200784
Ex parte K. D. P.
Date: September 10, 2021
Docket Number: 1200789
Childs et al. v. Pommer  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190525, 1190580

Justia Opinion Summary: In case number 1190525, Paul Childs and Granger Construction Company, LLC ("Granger Construction"), appealed a circuit court judgment entered in favor of Harry ("Bud") and Brenda Pommer. In their cross-appeal, case numbe...

Alabama State Bar v. Christopher M. Kaminski
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200073
Alabama State Bar v. Amy C. Marshall
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200074
Christopher Mark Kaminski v. Alabama State Bar
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200083
Amy Cauthen Marshall v. Alabama State Bar
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200084
Ex parte Michael Todd & Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1200102, 1200103, 1200104, 1200105, 1200106, 1200107

Justia Opinion Summary: The petitioners in six cases before the Alabama Supreme Court were brothers Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins. The brothers sought to set aside orders in some of the cases, to intervene in some of...

Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200103
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200104
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200105
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200106
Ex parte Michael Todd Scoggins and Matthew Tyler-Crimson Scoggins.
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200107
Ex parte Jefferson County Board of Education.  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Jefferson County Board of Education ("the Board") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Jefferson Circuit Court to dismiss the action brought against the Board by Alabama Lockers,...

Ex parte Utilities Board of the City of Roanoke.  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200307

Justia Opinion Summary: The Utilities Board of the City of Roanoke ("the Utilities Board") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Circuit Court to vacate an order purporting to reinstate a case that the circui...

Ex parte Amy Williamson.  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200347

Justia Opinion Summary: Amy Williamson petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Tuscaloosa Circuit Court to enter a summary judgment in her favor based on State-agent immunity. Twenty-year-old Re.W. was a studen...

Ex parte Hillard and Warr.  
Date: September 3, 2021
Docket Number: 1200452

Justia Opinion Summary: Deborah Hillard and Holland Hillard Warr jointly petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus, raising numerous issues. The Court ordered answers and briefs on one issue raised by Warr: whether the circuit...

Ex parte Christine Hernandez, et al.
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1190839
Penney v. Penney et al.  
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1200086

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Penney appealed a circuit court judgment which concluded, among other things, that she, Michael Shay Penney (“Shay”) and Emily Penney had been partners in an implied partnership to operate a poultry-farming busine...

Ex parte A.V.C. II.
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1200248
Ex parte Mobile Infirmary Association.
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1200421
Ex parte M.N.
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1200620
Ex parte J.C.H.
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1200625
Ex parte La'Darius Starks.
Date: August 27, 2021
Docket Number: 1200660
Michael B. Cannon v. Zachary D. Lucas
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 1190505
Cannon v. Lucas  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190725, 1190505

Justia Opinion Summary: At approximately 10:15 p.m., on November 16, 2015, Michael Cannon and Zachary Lucas were involved in a motor-vehicle accident on an unlit portion of Interstate 22 in Alabama when Cannon's vehicle collided with Lucas and...

Branch, et al. v. Branch  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 1200007

Justia Opinion Summary: Theodore Branch, Jr., Denise Whisenhunt, Wanda Standfield, Yulonda Branch, Monique Branch, and Darin Branch appealed a circuit court order dismissing their action challenging their father's will based on a lack of subjec...

JT Construction, LLC v. MW Industrial Services, Inc.  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 1200066

Justia Opinion Summary: JT Construction, LLC ("JTC"), appealed a circuit court's judgment awarding declaratory and injunctive relief to MW Industrial Services, Inc. ("MWI"). MWI contracted with Golder Associates, Inc., to provide labor and serv...

Harris v. Dubai Truck Lines, Inc.  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 1200426

Justia Opinion Summary: Dwayne Harris appealed a circuit court order dismissing his counterclaim against Dubai Truck Lines, Inc., pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6), Ala. R. Civ. P. On February 18, 2018, three vehicles were involved in an accident in J...

James v. Assurance America Insurance Company  
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 1200462

Justia Opinion Summary: Melvin James appealed a circuit court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Assurance America Insurance Company ("Assurance") on its complaint for a declaratory judgment. In February 2019, Bernardino Mejia and James we...

Ex parte Phillip George Parker.
Date: August 20, 2021
Docket Number: 1200619
Dellinger, et al. v. Flemming, et al.  
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1190430

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Robbie Dillinger and Steve Kimbrough, LLC sued defendants Bryant Bank, Audrey Fleming and Michael Francis Flemming, III for the cost of work performed on the Flemmings’ property. The trial court issued a final...

Monty Wayne Ervin v. Patricia Darlene Ervin et al.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1190924
Alcantara-Angeles v. Birmingham Water Works Board  
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200159

Justia Opinion Summary: Ciro Alcantara-Angeles appealed a circuit court judgment dismissing a complaint he filed against the Birmingham Water Works Board ("the Board"). In July 2020, Alcantara-Angeles filed a "complaint for declaratory judgment...

Ex parte John Michael Woodruff.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200397
Ex parte John Michael Woodruff.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200415
Ex parte Theressia Conner.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200492
Ex parte Christopher Chase Hall.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200506
Ex parte Earnest Walker.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200538
Ex parte Ronald D. Veteto.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200556
Ex parte Rhonda Underwood.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200575
Ex parte Samson Strickland.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200580
Ex parte Rashadis Lamar Nicholson.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200589
Ex parte Steven R. Davis.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200628
Ex parte P.J.E.S.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200630
Ex parte P.J.E.S.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200631
Ex parte P.J.E.S.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200632
Ex parte Stevin Ra Dunning.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200648
Ex parte R.S.F.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200661
Ex parte R.S.F.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200667
Ex parte Joseph Cornelius Anderson.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200668
Ex parte Clifford Montez Hinkle.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200672
Ex parte L.F.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200679
Ex parte L.F.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200680
Ex parte L.D.K.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200699
Ex parte Jerry Clayton Grider.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200701
Ex parte Donald Ray Harvey.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200704
Ex parte Christopher Allen McKinnie.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200709
Ex parte Christopher Kip Jacobs.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200710
Ex parte Joshua Watson.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200712
Ex parte Marcus O. Taite.
Date: August 13, 2021
Docket Number: 1200716
Roberson v. Balch & Bingham, LLP  
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 1200002

Justia Opinion Summary: David Roberson appealed a circuit court's dismissal of his claims against Balch & Bingham, LLP ("Balch"), on the basis that those claims were barred by the limitations periods contained in the Alabama Legal Services Liab...

Ex parte Isaac Isahas Washington.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1190093
Adams Homes, LLC v. Owners Insurance Company et al.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1190514
Jean Richey v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1190793
Devon Wilbanks v. City of Chelsea
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1190942
Ex parte Maurice Antionne Cartwright.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1191044
Jeremy Wright v. Joseph W. Clark, M.D.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1191053
Ex parte Jane Doe, individually and as mother and next friend of her minor children, Judy Doe and John Doe.  
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1191073

Justia Opinion Summary: Jane Doe ("Doe"), individually and as mother and next friend of her minor children, Judy Doe and John Doe, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Tuscaloosa Circuit Court to vacate its...

Ex parte Marco Dane Acoff.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200005
Ex parte Richard Letray Wilson.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200016
Ex parte Tracy Leigh Lindsey.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200034
Ex parte Lutha James Robinson.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200043
Steven Fain v. Steven Jackson, D.O.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200117
Ex parte W.C.D.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200122
Ex parte David John Hannaford.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200124
Brad Reardon and Brian Bowman v. G. Bartley Loftin III et al.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200195
Ex parte Arthur Brennan Malloy.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200216
Ex parte Brock Allen Gooch.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200232
Ex parte Clyde Baggett.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200236
Ex parte Thomas C. Donald.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200245
Ex parte Paul Edward Acton Bowen.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200251
Ex parte Gena Rosser.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200280
Ex parte John Henry Givens.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200309
Ex parte Austin Shane Bonner.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200314
Ex parte Stephen Marc Stone.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200381
Ex parte Demitrius Wayne Alexander.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200413
Ex parte Tyrone Harris.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200419
Ex parte Sylvester Slay.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200444
Ex parte Calvin Massey.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200450
Ex parte Shuantell Gerrell Fountain.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200475
Ex parte William Delevie.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200501
Ex parte T.C.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200511
Ex parte E.L.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200512
Ex parte E.L.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200513
Ex parte Michael Joray Norton.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200521
Ex parte Maurice Lamarr McAdory II.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200546
Ex parte A.D.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200568
Ex parte Howard Ross and Mary Dunne.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200577
Ex parte Taylor Sebastion Stevens.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200592
Ex parte Dayvon Samuel.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200593
Ex parte Ronnie Lee Brown.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200597
Ex parte Jerold Jerone Lawson.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200617
Ex parte Colby Dewayne Daniel Lewis.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200624
Ex parte Arthur Brennan Malloy.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200633
Ex parte Octavius Shuman Bryant.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200637
Ex parte Brent Cody Brown.
Date: July 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1200644
Fuston, Petway & French, LLP v. Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1180875

Justia Opinion Summary: Fuston, Petway & French, LLP ("the Firm"), appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of The Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham ("the Board") regarding the Board's termination of a contract between...

Brett/Robinson Gulf Corp. v. Phoenix on the Bay II Owners Association, Inc. et al.  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1180945

Justia Opinion Summary: Brett/Robinson Gulf Corporation ("Brett/Robinson"); Claudette Brett, as the personal representative of the estate of Tillis Brett; Thomas Brett; William Robinson, Jr.; and Brett Real Estate and Robinson Development Compa...

Jackson v. Allen  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1190026

Justia Opinion Summary: Patrick Jackson appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Voncille Allen, as the personal representative of the estate of Valerie Allen ("the estate"), and Penn Tank Lines, Inc. ("PTL"). In 2016, Jackson...

Fletcher v. Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville d/b/a Huntsville Hospital  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1190706

Justia Opinion Summary: Yshekia Fletcher appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of the Health Care Authority of the City of Huntsville d/b/a Huntsville Hospital ("the Authority") on Fletcher's claims asserted in her medical-mal...

Lem Harris Rainwater Family Trust et al. v. Rainwater  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190952, 1190951

Justia Opinion Summary: Two appeals arose from a dispute between four siblings about the management of trusts set up by their parents. The siblings -- Lenn Rainwater ("Lenn"), Charles Edward Rainwater ("Charles"), Jean Rainwater Loggins, and Ma...

Peterson v. Triad of Alabama, LLC, d/b/a Flowers Hospital  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1190982

Justia Opinion Summary: John Dee and Brenda Peterson appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Triad of Alabama, LLC, d/b/a Flowers Hospital ("Triad") on the Petersons' claims asserted in their medical-malpractice action. John was admi...

Stephens v. Claridy  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200006

Justia Opinion Summary: Damon Stephens appealed a circuit court order ordering that certain property located on Old Railroad Bed Road in Toney, ("the property"), be partitioned by sale, pursuant to the Alabama Uniform Partition of Heirs Propert...

Ex parte Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation.  
Date: June 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200332

Justia Opinion Summary: Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation ("CFS") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for mandamus relief from a circuit court order purporting to grant a motion to set aside a default judgment in favor of CFS in its a...

Ex parte Justin White.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1180785
Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. v. Murphy  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1190463

Justia Opinion Summary: Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. ("Jackson Hospital") appealed the denial of its postjudgment motion seeking a judgment as a matter of law or, in the alternative, a new trial following the entry of a judgment on a jury ve...

Ex parte City of Birmingham.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1190529
Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Company et al.  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1190545

Justia Opinion Summary: Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc. ("Nucor"), appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Zurich American Insurance Company ("Zurich") and Onin Staffing, LLC ("Onin"), on claims asserted by Nucor arising from an...

Shorter Brothers, Inc.,et al. v. Vectus 3, Inc.  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190876, 1190903

Justia Opinion Summary: Vectus 3, Inc., sued Shorter Brothers, Inc., and its owners for breaching an asset-purchase agreement and related claims. In doing so, Vectus asked the trial court to pierce Shorter Brothers' corporate veil and hold Shor...

Lands v. Ward d/b/a Lucky B's Trucking  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1191074

Justia Opinion Summary: Steve Lands appealed summary judgment entered in favor of Betty Ward d/b/a Lucky B's Trucking ("Lucky B") in a suit he filed seeking damages for injuries sustained on the job. The circuit court entered summary judgment i...

Pentagon Federal Credit Union v. McMahan  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1191075

Justia Opinion Summary: Pentagon Federal Credit Union ("PenFed") purchased Susan McMahan's house at a foreclosure sale and sold it less than a year later. They disagreed about how to divide the sales proceeds. In "PenFed I," the Alabama Supreme...

Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church, Inc. et al. v. Moulton, et al.  
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1200062

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church, Inc., and Lee Riggins appealed the dismissal of their complaint asserting various claims against, among others, Donald Moulton, Sr., Broken Vessel United Church ("Broken Vess...

Ex parte Caleb Andrew Pledger.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1200160
Ex parte LG Chem, Ltd.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1200168
Ex parte Southern Pioneer Property & Casualty Insurance Company.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1200365
Ex parte A.D.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1200522
Ex parte J.H.
Date: June 25, 2021
Docket Number: 1200527
Martin Burdette v. Auburn-Opelika Investments, LLC
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 1190767
Auburn-Opelika Investments, LLC v. Burdette  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190801, 1190767

Justia Opinion Summary: Martin Burdette appealed a circuit court judgment entered in favor of Auburn-Opelika Investments, LLC ("AOI"), regarding a dispute involving a promissory note entered into by the parties. AOI cross-appealed the trial cou...

Skelton v. Skelton  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1190917, 1190700

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated appeals involved the Frederick Tildon Skelton, Jr., Family Trust ("the trust") and its primary asset, shares of stock in South Haven Corporation ("South Haven"). In appeal no. 1190700, Frederick Tildon...

Jay v. United Services Automobile Association  
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 1190941

Justia Opinion Summary: Nicholas Jay appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of United Services Automobile Association ("USAA") on his claim against USAA seeking uninsured-motorist ("UM") benefits. Nicholas was injured in an aut...

Ex parte Robert Kenta Wade.
Date: June 18, 2021
Docket Number: 1200507
William C. Harper v. Alice Lynn Harper Taylor
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1180868
William C. Harper v. Alice Lynn Harper Taylor
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1180869
Alice Lynn Harper Taylor. v. William C. Harper
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1180915
Harper-Taylor. v. Harper.  
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1180916

Justia Opinion Summary: A series of appeals arose from a will-contest dispute between siblings. After their mother died, William C. Harper and Alice Lynn Harper Taylor disagreed about which version of their mother's will governed the dispositio...

Monty Wayne Ervin v. Patricia Darlene Ervin et al.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1190924
Ex parte Matthew Cotner.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1191000
623 Partners, LLC v. JBV Enterprises, LLC, et al.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200035
Glenn Pedersen and Bluestone Coke, LLC v. Drummond Company, Inc.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200138
Ex parte Watters & Associates, LLC and Richard L. Watters.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200250
Ex parte Austin Dwight Dyer.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200298
Velree Keener v. Infirmary Health Systems, Inc.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200301
Ex parte William Darryl Eubanks.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200313
Ex parte Louis Jordan and Janet Jordan.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200321
Ex parte J.H.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200326
Ex parte Porter Allen Batts.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200337
Ex parte Fentress Means.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200469
Ex parte Rickey Dee Samson Varner.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200478
Ex parte Jason William Brown.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200517
Ex parte Kotoni Robzell Tellis.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200526
Ex parte A.P.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200528
Ex parte A.P.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200529
Ex parte A.P.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200530
Ex parte A.P.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200531
Ex parte A.P.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200532
Ex parte Howard Wilson Todd.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200533
Ex parte Marvin Anthony Wilson.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200550
Ex parte Henry Neal Ferguson III.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200559
Ex parte Joshua Getzinger.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200566
Ex parte Edward Washington.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200571
Ex parte Danny L. Smith.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200587
Ex parte Cherith Brooke Shoemaker.
Date: June 11, 2021
Docket Number: 1200591
Means v. Glover, et al.  
Date: June 4, 2021
Docket Number: 1190660

Justia Opinion Summary: Raymon Means, Jr., an employee of Sanders Lead Company, Inc., was burned in a workplace accident when molten lead splashed out of a kettle following an explosion. In an effort to recover outside Alabama's Workers' Compen...

Cortney Brooks v. Chad Svenby
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 1190405
Clay County Animal Shelter, Inc. v. Clay County Commission et al.  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 1190947

Justia Opinion Summary: Clay County Animal Shelter, Inc. ("the animal shelter"), appealed a circuit court judgment declaring Act No. 2018-432, Ala. Acts 2018, to be unconstitutional. The animal shelter was a nonprofit “no-kill” organization tha...

Performance Builders, LLC, et al. v. Lopas  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 1190977

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott and Janet Lopas filed suit against, among others, Performance Builders, LLC, Chris White, Shana Tyler Clark, and DSKAT Holdings, LLC, d/b/a A-Pro Home Inspection Services Birmingham (collectively, "the movants") as...

Ex parte Abbott Laboratories and Abbott Laboratories, Inc.  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 1191001

Justia Opinion Summary: Abbott Laboratories and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (collectively, "Abbott"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Mobile Circuit Court to dismiss all claims asserted by the Mobile Coun...

Brooks v. Svenby  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Numbers: 1191037, 1190405

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated appeals involved a dispute between Cortney Brooks and her brother Chad Svenby about the administration of the estate of their deceased mother Dorothy Clare. In appeal no. 1190405, Brooks challenged a circuit...

Alabama v. Epic Tech, Inc., et al.  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 1200032

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Alabama appealed a circuit court order that dismissed the State's claims seeking injunctive and declaratory relief "to abate a public nuisance of unlawful gambling," pursuant to section 6-5-120, Ala. Code 19...

Hamilton v. Guardian Tax AL, LLC, et al.  
Date: May 28, 2021
Docket Number: 1200048

Justia Opinion Summary: Shamblin Hamilton appealed a circuit court judgment concluding he had no interest in a Birmingham property, and ejected him from the property. In 1992, the property was conveyed to Shamblin and Carol Hamilton by general...

Langford v. Broussard  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1190623

Justia Opinion Summary: Ann Langford appealed a trial court judgment in favor of Harriett Broussard regarding the administration of an estate and the sale and division of real property. Mary Walker Taylor died in January 1998 leaving a will tha...

Hon v. The Jeremy K. Hon Irrevocable Family Trust, et al.  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1190682

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jeremy K. Hon appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants Kevin Duane Hon, individually and as trustee of the Jeremy K. Hon Irrevocable Family Trust ("the Trust"), Emily Louise Hon Castellanos...

Raymond Charles Bryan v. Alabama State Bar Association
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1190776
Ex parte VRP Transportation, Inc.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1191062
Ex parte James Osgood.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200021
Ex parte Jimmy Lee Brooks, Jr.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200044
Ex parte TitleMax of Georgia, Inc., and TMX Finance LLC.  
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200128

Justia Opinion Summary: TitleMax of Georgia, Inc., and its parent company, TMX Finance LLC ("TMX"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Talladega Circuit Court to vacate its order denying their motion to di...

Ex parte J.D.W.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200353
Ex parte J.D.W.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200354
Ex parte J.D.W.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200355
Ex parte J.W.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200359
Ex parte J.W.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200360
Ex parte J.W.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200361
Ex parte Michael David Belcher.
Date: May 21, 2021
Docket Number: 1200374
Dale Fixler v. Three Pandas LLC., Reyna Garcia, and Luis Plata
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1190467
Barnett v. Jones  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1190470

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved the constitutionality of a 2019 Alabama local law that appropriated a large portion of Morgan County's proceeds from the Simplified Sellers Use Tax ("SSUT") to the county and city boards of education i...

Jeffrey Kenneth Matthews v. U-Haul International, Inc.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1190594
Turner v. Estate of Johnny B. Turner  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1190948

Justia Opinion Summary: Susan Turner appealed a probate court judgment admitting the will of Johnny B. Turner to probate and granting letters testamentary to Lana Rogers. Susan argued the probate court violated the "clearly mandatory language o...

James D. Hughes v. United Joint Venture, a limited partnership
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1191076
Ex parte James Anthony Shaun Sparks.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200088
Shell v. Butcher  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200097

Justia Opinion Summary: Irvin Shell, as administrator of the estate of Annie Ruth Peterson, deceased ("the estate"), appealed separate summary judgments entered in favor of Montgomery-municipal jail employees Terri Butcher and Shayla Payne, res...

Antonio Jerido v. State of Alabama
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200165
Ex parte Tilya Daise.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200188
Ex parte F.L.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200193
Timothy Sherer v. Delta Mini Storage, LLC
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200210
Reagan v. Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board  
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200213

Justia Opinion Summary: Cary Reagan, Jr., appealed a circuit court judgment dismissing his action against the Alabama Department of Revenue ("the Department"); the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ("the Board"); the members of the Board...

Ex parte John Thomas Wahoski.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200233
Ex parte DeWayne Walker.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200261
Ex parte Eric Leonard Little.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200310
Ex parte Forrest Bullin.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200375
Ex parte Quandarius Martinez Frazier.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200380
Ex parte H.R.W.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200396
Ex parte Jairo Uriel Pal.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200399
Ex parte Geovanni Xavier Ginett.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200414
Ex parte Rickey Glenn Lanford.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200430
Ex parte Shon Darrell Coleman.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200434
Ex parte K.B.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200436
Ex parte K.B.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200440
Ex parte Tyrone Christopher Thompson.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200442
Ex parte Timothy Jackson Richards.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200446
Ex parte T&H Mitchell Properties
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200455
Ex parte V.D.P.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200456
Ex parte Matthew Sherman Phillips.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200460
Ex parte Michael A. Livingston.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200461
Ex parte Tony Bethune.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200464
Ex parte Shannon Dean Barlow.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200474
Ex parte Danny Gene McGee.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200476
Ex parte Charles Davis.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200477
Ex parte Lawrence Hawkins.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200480
Ex parte William Crews.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200486
Ex parte Renaldo Diaz Perez.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200498
Ex parte Johnny Williams.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200509
Ex parte N.H.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200510
Ex parte Anthony L. Wilson.
Date: May 14, 2021
Docket Number: 1200515
Rondini v. Bunn  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 1190439

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a wrongful-death claim filed by Michael Rondini ("Rondini"), as personal representative of the estate of Megan Rondini ("Megan"), to recover damages for the death of his daughter Megan, who committed s...

Register v. Outdoor Aluminum, Inc.  
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 1200181

Justia Opinion Summary: Laura Register appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Outdoor Aluminum, Inc., as to her claim alleging retaliatory discharge. Register worked as a laborer for Outdoor Aluminum. As part of her employme...

Ex parte Venture Express, Inc.
Date: May 7, 2021
Docket Number: 1200351
Ex parte Moses Siedlik.
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1181055
Ex parte Walter McGowan.  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1190090

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alabama Supreme Court granted certiorari review to determine whether the Court of Criminal Appeals erred in affirming a trial court's revocation of Walter McGowan's probation. Probation arose from McGowan's convictio...

Ex parte Edward Wrenn & David Wrenn.  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1190567

Justia Opinion Summary: Edward Wrenn ("Edward") and David Wrenn ("David") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct a circuit court to vacate an order requiring Edward and David to disclose their personal income-tax...

Wilbert of Birmingham, LLC, et al. v. Jefferson County  
Date: April 30, 2021
Docket Number: 1200004

Justia Opinion Summary: Jefferson County ("the county") filed a complaint against Wilbert of Birmingham, LLC ("Wilbert"), Lisa D. Turner, and Marvin Lands ("the taxpayers") seeking an order requiring the taxpayers to pay various taxes and licen...

Boyd v. Mills  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 1190615

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presented an issue of first impression for the Alabama Supreme Court: whether a noncompetition agreement executed ancillary to the sale of a business terminates upon the death of the individual subject to the c...

Ex parte Christine Hernandez, et al.
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 1190839
Ex parte Savannah and Cindy Dail.  
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 1190846

Justia Opinion Summary: Savannah Dail and Cindy Dail ("the Dails") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Montgomery Circuit Court to dismiss the claims asserted against them by Brittany Jordan, in her individ...

Ex parte Boone Newspapers, Inc., et al.
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 1190995
Ex parte Frederick Listz Newell.
Date: April 23, 2021
Docket Number: 1200356
Weems v. Long et al.  
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1190369

Justia Opinion Summary: Terry Weems, as the personal representative of the estate of Terry Sutherland ("Terry"), deceased, the proponent of what was purported to be the will of Terry's mother, Gladys Elizabeth Stidham Sutherland ("Elizabeth"),...

GPJ Investments, LLC v. Walker Key Condominium Association, Inc.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1190551
Ex parte Shaniah Woods.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1190901
Ex parte Timothy Lamar Moss.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1190967
Ex parte Shannon Lee Cochran.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200231
Ex parte Cedric Lamar McIntyre.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200247
Ex parte Antoine Gordan Conley.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200277
Ex parte Marianne Bunch Adams.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200292
Ex parte T.B.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200312
Ex parte Danny Dewayne Adams, Jr.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200319
Ex parte Matthew Spain.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200320
Ex parte Jeffery Paul Dunnavant.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200322
Ex parte Robert J. Baggett, Inc.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200336
Ex parte Bennie Patterson, Jr.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200338
Ex parte Randy Henson.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200346
Ex parte Michael Eugene Wade.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200348
Ex parte Cody Lee Fulgham.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200357
Ex parte Steven Obrien Mason.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200395
Ex parte Timothy Jackson Richards.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200416
Ex parte John Allen Lingerfelt.
Date: April 16, 2021
Docket Number: 1200417
Ex parte Dalton Teal.  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1180877

Justia Opinion Summary: Dalton Teal, a defendant in a pending personal-injury action, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Circuit Court to vacate its partial summary judgment in favor of plaintiff...

Ex parte C.A.P.
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1190930
Ex parte Meg Jamison.  
Date: April 9, 2021
Docket Number: 1190984

Justia Opinion Summary: Meg Jamison ("Meg"), individually and as next friend of her husband, John W. Jamison III ("John"), sought a writ of mandamus to direct the Jefferson Probate Court to set aside its order automatically renewing temporary l...

Ex parte Alexandra Grace Miller.  
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 1190918

Justia Opinion Summary: Alexandra Miller, a defendant in this personal-injury action, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Madison Circuit Court to vacate its order purporting to grant plaintiff Ralph Mitche...

Cadence Bank, N.A. v. Robertson  
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 1190997

Justia Opinion Summary: Cadence Bank, N.A. ("Cadence"), sued Steven Dodd Robertson and Mary Garling-Robertson, seeking to recover a debt the Robertsons allegedly owed Cadence. The circuit court ruled that Cadence's claim was barred by the statu...

Ex parte Tracy H. Besselaar.
Date: April 2, 2021
Docket Number: 1200237
Cobbs, Allen & Hall, Inc., and CAH Holdings, Inc. v. EPIC Holdings, Inc., and McInnis.  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 1190687

Justia Opinion Summary: Cobbs, Allen & Hall, Inc. ("Cobbs Allen"), and CAH Holdings, Inc. ("CAH Holdings") (collectively,"CAH"), appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of EPIC Holdings, Inc. ("EPIC"), and EPIC employee Crawford...

Ex parte Z.W.E.  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 1190748

Justia Opinion Summary: Z.W.E., the alleged father of a child ("the child") of L.B. (Mother), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the Court of Civil Appeals' decision in Z.W.E. v. L.B., [Ms. 2180796, June 5,...

Ex parte Tutt Real Estate, LLC, d/b/a Tutt Land Company.  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 1190963

Justia Opinion Summary: Tutt Real Estate, LLC, doing business as Tutt Land Company ("Tutt"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the Hale Circuit Court to vacate its July 2020 order awarding Tutt a smaller comm...

Brock v. Kelsoe  
Date: March 26, 2021
Docket Number: 1200141

Justia Opinion Summary: Shirley Temple Carr Ralph ("Mrs. Ralph") executed a will naming Philip Kelsoe ("the proponent") the executor and sole beneficiary of her estate. estate. Mrs. Ralph's sister, Nel Brock, contested the will, arguing that Mr...

Christopher Architecture & Interiors LLC v. Sharon Thomas
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1190406
Ex parte William B. Blount, et al.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1190596
Munza, et al. v. Ivey, et al.  
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200003

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Barry Munza, Larry Lewis, and Debbie Mathis appealed a circuit court order dismissing their complaint seeking certain injunctive relief and challenging a proclamation issued by Governor Kay Ivey requiring the...

Ex parte Anthony Stanley.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200018
Ex parte Mark A. Reese.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200252
Ex parte Tonya L. Watkins.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200276
Ex parte Raymond Keith Swink.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200297
Ex parte Larry G. Coker.
Date: March 19, 2021
Docket Number: 1200328
Rudolpho Blue Hughes v. Elizabeth Gonzalez Smith
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190387
Lashel Hale v. Spartan Invest, LLC.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190600
Ex parte Corderious Domini McLellan.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190703
Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190723
Ex parte Encompass Health Corporation.  
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190797

Justia Opinion Summary: Encompass Health Corporation, formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation ("HealthSouth"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the the trial court to vacate an order entered June 17, 2020,...

Glenn "Wink" Painter v. City of Henagar
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190815
Eddie Kelley v. Alabama Department of Corrections
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190843
Ex parte Darrell Burgess.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190856
Ex parte Thomas McMeans.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190869
Ex parte Aaron Lamont Johnson.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190910
Ex parte Brodrick LeWayne Morgan.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1190956
James D. Hughes v. United Joint Venture, a limited partnership
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1191076
Ex parte Key Vashaun Pruitt.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200015
Ex parte Roger Dale Jordan.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200095
Ex parte D.O.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200101
Ex parte Sylvester Elliot.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200126
Ex parte Vadarius Kushun Hall.
Date: March 12, 2021
Docket Number: 1200130
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