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    • Alabama Super Lawyers – Whew!

      Alabama Super Lawyers – Whew!

      Another year and another Super Lawyers award.  Whew!  We made it.  This is the 9th year in a row, although this year is the Mid-South Super Lawyers, not just Alabama.  See below. Selected to Super Lawyers 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers […]

    • UBER – $1,000,000; Alcohol Death – $100,000

      UBER – $1,000,000; Alcohol Death – $100,000

      According to a Fox 6 news report, Tuscaloosa County recently passed an ordinance allowing Uber drivers in the County, but Uber must hold One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) of general liability insurance.  If an Uber driver kills someone, you may be […]

    • UBER and Uninsured Motorist Coverage

      UBER and Uninsured Motorist Coverage

      We are constantly bombarding our clients and the public about the importance of uninsured motorist coverage.  Well, if you are using UBER, it is even more important.  Why, you ask?  Because, ostensibly, uber drivers are independent contractors, and therefore, Uber […]

    • No Jury?  No Judge Now!

      No Jury? No Judge Now!

      I recently posted that obtaining a jury is getting more and more difficult in civil cases.  Well, Monday, the process began where it might become more difficult to even get a Judge.  On Monday, August 15, 2016, an order was […]

    • You Want a Jury in your Case?  SORRY!

      You Want a Jury in your Case? SORRY!

      NO JURY (SOUP) FOR YOU!!!!! The 7th Amendment of the United States Constitution provides: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact […]

    • Alabama Ranks High with Bad Drivers and Traffic Deaths

      Alabama Ranks High with Bad Drivers and Traffic Deaths

      Picture Courtesy of SmartAsset According to a recent article in Al.com, Alabama has the 6th worst drivers in the country.  See the photo above.  Of course, this is somewhat of a subjective test and based upon selective criteria.  In this […]

    • Birmingham Medical Malpractice Verdict

      Birmingham Medical Malpractice Verdict

      A Jefferson County awarded a family $16,000,000.00 in a medical malpractice claim against Brookwood Women’s Medical Center*.  The case centered around Brookwood Hospital’s ads for Natural Childbirth.  We couldn’t find the ads, but it’s obvious that Brookwood was using its […]

    • Ford’s Response to Takata Recall

      Ford’s Response to Takata Recall

      What’s Ford‘s response to their recall regarding Takata airbags?  It’s no big deal.  Don’t worry about it, especially if you aren’t in a humid environment.  What? Are the kidding?  Has Ford been to Alabama in August?  Has anyone been outside […]

    • Cause of Takata Explosion

      Cause of Takata Explosion

      Do you live near the gulf coast?  Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida?  You may be more susceptible to the Takata airbag explosion.  Why?  Because the Takata airbag explosions have been linked to humid weather.  This is in addition to […]

    • Takata Apologizes

      Takata Apologizes

      Takata has apologized to the driving public on its website for the defective airbags in over 20 manufacturer’s cars: Takata Corporation apologizes to the driving public for the widespread concern and inconvenience caused as a result of our inflators. U.S. […]