Supreme Court of Alabama Decisions 2022

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Womble v. Moore  
Date: August 12, 2022
Docket Number: 1210222

Justia Opinion Summary: Gary and Shiela Womble appealed a circuit court’s dismissal of their tort action against Collie Moore, III based on their failure to prosecute the action. In March 2018, the Wombles were injured as the result of a…

Ex parte The HuffingtonPost.com  
Date: August 12, 2022
Docket Number: 1210268

Justia Opinion Summary: The HuffingtonPost.com, Inc. ("HuffPost"), petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct a circuit court to vacate its order denying HuffPost's motion for a summary judgment based on the immunity…

Burkes v. Franklin  
Date: July 15, 2022
Docket Number: 1210044

Justia Opinion Summary: Frederick Burkes, Sr. appealed a circuit court judgment entered in favor of James Franklin in an action initiated by Burkes. In March 2020, Burkes defeated Franklin, the incumbent, in a primary election for the office of…

Ex parte Mobile County Board of Equalization.  
Date: July 8, 2022
Docket Number: 1210058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mobile County Board of Equalization ("the Board") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Mobile Circuit Court ("the trial court") to dismiss, for lack of subject-matter…

Alabama Department of Revenue v. Greenetrack, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 1200841

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, the Alabama Legislature and the citizens of Greene County voted to allow nonprofit organizations in that county to operate bingo games for fundraising purposes. Greenetrack, Inc. ("Greenetrack"), which was not a…

Ex parte Alabama Power Company, et al.  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 1210104

Justia Opinion Summary: Alabama Power Company ("Alabama Power"), B&N Clearing and Environmental, LLC ("B&N"), and Jettison Environmental, LLC ("Jettison") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Montgomery…

Ex parte City of Warrior and Town of Trafford.  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 1200759

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Warrior ("Warrior") and the Town of Trafford ("Trafford") petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct a circuit court to vacate its order denying their motions for a summary judgment…

Lang v. Cabela's Wholesale, LLC.  
Date: June 24, 2022
Docket Number: 1200851

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Lang appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Cabela's Wholesale, LLC ("Cabela's"), in his product-liability action against Cabela's based on the alleged failure of a hunting tree stand. On November 29,…

Ex parte Warren Averett Companies, LLC.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 1210010

Justia Opinion Summary: Warren Averett Companies, LLC, sought a writ of mandamus to direct a circuit court to vacate its order denying Warren Averett's motion to strike the jury demand asserted by Gerriann Fagan and to enter an order granting…

Ex parte Hunter Halver Brown.  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 1210172

Justia Opinion Summary: Hunter Halver Brown petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for certiorari review in which a circuit court had denied Brown's motion to dismiss the indictment against him notwithstanding the State's purported failure to…

Anderson v. Coleman, et al.  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 1210011

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Terri Anderson appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of the defendants. At issue was an agreement to purchase certain residential property located on Ono Island in Baldwin County, Alabama…

Ex parte Wilcox County Board of Education  
Date: June 10, 2022
Docket Number: 1200775

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wilcox County Board of Education ("the Board") and individual Board members were defendants in a lawsuit filed by Jane Doe. Defendants petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Wilcox…

Ex parte Lisa Mestas.  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 1200362

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-petitioner Lisa Mestas petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the circuit court to vacate its order denying her motion for a summary judgment in this…

Pearce v. The Estate of Daniel Lea Day, et al.  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Number: 1200623

Justia Opinion Summary: Icylene Pearce, as the personal representative of the estate of her late husband, Dewitt Ray Pearce, appealed a judgment entered on a jury verdict in favor of the defendants in her wrongful-death action against the…

Hoff v. The Estate of Susan Bibb Kidd  
Date: May 27, 2022
Docket Numbers: 1210098, 1210096

Justia Opinion Summary: Susan Hoff ("Susan") and Eliot Hoff ("Eliot") were mother and son and the purported beneficiaries under a will executed by Susan Bibb Kidd ("Kidd"), Susan's mother. Probate was initiated in 2011. In 2020, Eliot filed a…

Ex parte Dahlia McKinney, M.D.  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 1200621

Justia Opinion Summary: Dahlia McKinney, M.D., a defendant in the wrongful-death/medical negligence action, petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus directing the Jefferson Circuit Court to vacate an order compelling Dr.…

Key v. Warren Averett, LLC, et al.  
Date: May 20, 2022
Docket Number: 1210124

Justia Opinion Summary: James P. Key, Jr. appealed a circuit court order denying his motion to compel arbitration of his claims against Warren Averett, LLC, and Warren Averett Companies, LLC (collectively, "WA"). Key alleged that he was a…

The Terminix International Co., L.P., et al. v. Dauphin Surf Club Association, Inc., et al.  
Date: May 13, 2022
Docket Numbers: 1200846, 1200854

Justia Opinion Summary: The Terminix International Co., L.P., and Terminix International, Inc. (collectively, "Terminix"), and Ken Stroh, an agent and employee of Terminix, appealed court orders appointing arbitrators, which were entered in two…

Robinson v. Harrigan Timberlands Limited Partnership, et al.  
Date: May 2, 2022
Docket Number: 1200563

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Robinson sued several timber companies for cutting timber on land, located between two creek beds, that Robinson alleged was his. The trial court entered a summary judgment in favor of the timber companies.…

City of Trussville v. Personnel Board of Jefferson County  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200629

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Trussville ("the City") appealed a circuit court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the Personnel Board of Jefferson County ("the Board") in the City's action seeking a judgment declaring that it had the…

Ex parte Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200767
Dill v. Dill  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200814

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Louis Dill appealed a circuit court judgment entered on a jury verdict in favor of Douglas Dill in Douglas's action contesting the purported will of Walter Dill, Jr. Walter and his wife Alva purchased a house…

Hawkins, et al. v. Ivey, et al.  
Date: March 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200847

Justia Opinion Summary: In response to economic conditions related to the spread of COVID-19, Congress established several programs that made additional federal funds available to the states for providing enhanced unemployment-compensation…

Ex parte Susan Runnels.  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1200647

Justia Opinion Summary: Susan Runnels petitioned the Alabama Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to direct the trial court to enter a summary judgment in her favor of a spoliation-of-evidence claim asserted against her by Amir Fooladi, as…

Alton R. Duncan and wife, Sheila Duncan v. Joyce Ann Thomas Green
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1200810
Burton v. Hawkins, et al.  
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Numbers: 1200825, 1200831

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2018, Howard Cole Burton ("Cole") and Nicholas Hood ("Nicholas") were Auburn University students enrolled in the field-camp course offered by the Department of Geosciences. As part of that geology course, students…

Ex parte J.T.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210166
Ex parte J.T.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210167
Ex parte D.T.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210168
Ex parte D.T.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210169
Ex parte Westley Devone Harris.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210179
Ex parte K.A.J.T.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210247
Ex parte C. J. H.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210255
Ex parte Costillo A. Johnson.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210281
Ex parte Telly Bernard Baker.
Date: March 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210310
Riverstone Development Co., Inc. v. Roy T. Nelson
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1190206
DCH Regional Medical Center v. Audrey Mottla
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1200153
Micah Cochran v. Robert Edward Stallings
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1200832
Eddie Rivers v. Henry Bernard, M.D.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1200867
James Harvest v. Credit Acceptance Corporation
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210017
Ex parte Samuel A. McCormick.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210094
Ex parte Samuel A. McCormick.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210095
Ex parte Alabama Department of Environmental Management et al.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210176
Ex parte Artis Cleonce Matthews.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210178
Ex parte Neal Flournoy.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210203
Ex parte Clinton Lee Poores.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210216
Ex parte Terry Dale Amerson.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210218
Ex parte Tavoris Fitzgerald Carlisle.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210252
Ex parte Derrick Antavis Oliver.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210253
Ex parte Jonathan Houston Reed.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210256
Ex parte C. C. L.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210257
Ex parte Larry Austin.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210258
Ex parte Shana Deel Reeves.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210260
Ex parte Shana Deel Reeves.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210261
Ex parte Craig Lloyd Heald.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210269
Ex parte T.W.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210270
Ex parte Dittrick Williams.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210271
Ex parte J.L.B.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210278
Ex parte J.L.B.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210280
Ex parte Bradford Meeks.
Date: March 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1210324
Alabama State Bar v. Christopher M. Kaminski
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 1200073
Alabama State Bar v. Amy C. Marshall
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 1200074
Christopher Mark Kaminski v. Alabama State Bar
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 1200083
Amy Cauthen Marshall v. Alabama State Bar
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 1200084
Stiff v. Equivest Financial, LLC  
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 1200264

Justia Opinion Summary: Equivest Financial, LLC, bought property owned by Mark Stiff and Jim Stiff at a tax sale. The Alabama Supreme Court later declared that sale void. After the case was remanded for further proceedings, including…

Cahaba Riverkeeper, Inc., et al. v. Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham, et al.  
Date: February 25, 2022
Docket Number: 1200645

Justia Opinion Summary: Cahaba Riverkeeper, Inc., Cahaba River Society, David Butler, and Bradford McLane ("the conservation parties") appealed a circuit court's dismissal of their action for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Water…

Ex parte American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc.
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200046
Herman Young Thomas v. Alabama State Bar
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200317
Sandra Gleason v. Charles Halsey
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1200678
Naftel v. Alabama ex rel. Driggars  
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Numbers: 1200755, 1200787

Justia Opinion Summary: These consolidated appellate proceedings arose from a quo warranto action filed by the State of Alabama, on the relation of Charles Driggars, challenging Governor Kay Ivey's appointment of James Naftel II to the office…

Ex parte Kyle Horvat.
Date: February 18, 2022
Docket Number: 1210156
Glass v. City of Montgomery  
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1200240

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Glass appealed a circuit court judgment upholding the constitutionality of a municipal ordinance and a corresponding local act that authorized automated photographic enforcement of traffic-light violations within…

Jordan Morgan and Amber Fite-Morgan v. High Cotton Homes, Inc.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1200598
Ex parte Samuel A. McCormick.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210084
Ex parte R.F.J.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210100
Ex parte Jesus Esteban.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210102
Ex parte Jesus Esteban.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210103
Ex parte Scottie Clifton.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210115
Ex parte Erin Miller.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210154
Ex parte P.J.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210170
Ex parte D. M.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210177
Ex parte Meri Church.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210187
Ex parte Valerie Kathy Coulter.
Date: February 11, 2022
Docket Number: 1210189
Haddan v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.  
Date: February 4, 2022
Docket Number: 1190976

Justia Opinion Summary: Yulanda Haddan appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation (collectively referred to as "Norfolk Southern"). She also sought review of a…

Ex parte State of Alabama.
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1191027
David Roberson v. Balch & Bingham, LLP
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1200002
Hare v. Mack  
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1200562

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Alabama Supreme Court's review was one of first impression. Yamil Alexsander Hare and Jose Sosa filed a state-court action to recover personal property that a Gulf Shores police…

Pruitt v. AAA Interstate Transportation, LLC  
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1200666

Justia Opinion Summary: After sustaining injuries in a one-vehicle accident, Terry and Jane Pruitt filed a complaint against several defendants, including AAA Interstate Transportation, LLC ("AAA"), in the Walker Circuit Court. The court…

Moore v. Mikul  
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1200671

Justia Opinion Summary: Howard Moore and Charles Lloyd were judgment creditors in the aggregate amount of $185,000. In 2012, Moore and Lloyd obtained a writ of execution and the property, in which Mikul had an ownership interest, was sold at an…

Miles v. Helms  
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1200681

Justia Opinion Summary: David Miles appealed a circuit court order denying his postjudgment motion seeking to alter, amend, or vacate a judgment appointing a guardian for Nadine Chalmers. The administration of the guardianship was purportedly…

Ex parte Nancy Powers.  
Date: January 21, 2022
Docket Number: 1200764

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, pursuant to a premises search warrant, police in Mobile, Alabama searched the residence of Joshua Moyers, seeking evidence of drug activity. Although Moyers was referenced in the affidavit supporting the…

Ex parte Jason Grimmett.  
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200220

Justia Opinion Summary: A circuit court entered a judgment divorcing Jason Grimmett from April Grimmett on the ground of adultery by Jason, and divided the couple's marital property. The Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the judgment without an…

Ex parte James Michael Lewis.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200254
Ex parte Tom Fredricks.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200278
Signal 88, LLC, and Gulf South Security Solutions, LLC v. E.W.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200303
SOS/AAA Iron Works, Inc. v. E.W.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200329
Montgomery Piggly Wiggly, LLC, et al. v. Accel Capital, Inc.  
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200389

Justia Opinion Summary: Montgomery Piggly Wiggly, LLC ("Piggly Wiggly"), and Scott Scoggins appealed a circuit court order denying their motion to quash a garnishment proceeding filed by Accel Capital, Inc. ("the judgment creditor"). The…

VSC Fire & Security, Inc. v. E.W.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200391
Baldwin County Sewer Service, LLC v. Gardens at Glenlakes Property Owners Association, Inc., et al.  
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200493

Justia Opinion Summary: In the first action ("the 2014 action"), The Gardens at Glenlakes Property Owners Association, Inc., Lake View Villas Association, Inc., Lake View Estates Property Owners Association, Inc., Glenlakes Unit One Property…

Ex parte Roger Lee McCreary.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200894
Ex parte Darrell Donaldson.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1200899
Ex parte Edward Eaves.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1210021
Ex parte Patrick Charest.
Date: January 14, 2022
Docket Number: 1210110
Riverstone Development Co., Inc. v. Roy T. Nelson
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1190206
Ex parte Ralph Eustace et al.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1200275
Ex parte City of Guntersville.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1200432
Oscar Boykin and Lisa Boykin v. The City of Montgomery
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1200490
Ex parte Patrick Terrel Stinson.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1200791
Ex parte T.P.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1200896
Ex parte A.G. and C.G.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210068
Ex parte M.B.J.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210069
Ex parte A.G. and C.G.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210073
Ex parte A.G. and C.G.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210074
Ex parte William Jeffrey West.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210088
Ex parte Shannon T. Davis.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210099
Ex parte Melvin Long.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210101
Ex parte Jason Campbell.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210114
Ex parte Taylor Peake.
Date: January 7, 2022
Docket Number: 1210143
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