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    • Products and Injuries

      Products and Injuries

      Product liability claims involve many types of products:  drugs, power tools, industrial equipment, guns, etc.  However, one of the most heavily litigated area of products liability is the automobile.  Product liability litigation involving automobiles has led to numerous changes in […]

    • Products and Injuries

      Products and Injuries

      Many products cause injuries every year.  But, sometimes people are unaware they may have recourse for injuries caused by products.  What recourse?  In Alabama, there is the Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD).  Essentially, that doctrine says that a person injured […]

    • Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      The June, 2015 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter is out.  There were 9 car accident cases in this edition.   Five of those were defense verdicts.  Of the four plaintiff verdicts, the total amount of all four verdicts equaled $56,000.00 or an […]

    • Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      The May, 2015 Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter is out.  There were 11 car accident cases in this edition.   Six of those were defense verdicts.  Of the five plaintiff verdicts, the total amount of all five verdicts equaled $140,702.00 or an […]

    • Are You a Yo Yo?

      Are You a Yo Yo?

      There is a common automobile dealer transaction which creates a yo yo situation (also called a spot delivery).  How does this work? Let’s say a husband and wife go to the dealership on a Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.  They […]

    • March, 2015 Jury Verdicts

      March, 2015 Jury Verdicts

      The new Alabama Jury Verdict reporter is out.   The results: 15 Jury Verdicts Auto Negligence 5 Defense Verdicts 1 $1,000.00 verdict 1 $100,000.00 verdict reduced to $50,000.00 (uninsured motorist claim) 1 $140,000.00 verdict Medical Malpractice 2 Defense Verdicts Conversion (theft) […]

    • Social Security Disability Doctor’s Appointment

      Social Security Disability Doctor’s Appointment

      A visit to a doctor scheduled by the DDS or the SSA is not an uncommon event. Does the claimant have to make the appointment? What is the reason or the purpose of the exam? How much weight is given […]

    • CREDIBILITY OF THE CLAIMANT

      CREDIBILITY OF THE CLAIMANT

      The goal of each SSDI hearing is for the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to award a Fully Favorable Decision at the closing of the evidence. (While it does not happen too often, Claimants are sometimes found to be disabled after […]

    • Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      Car Accident Jury Verdicts

      So, some people say the jury system doesn’t work.  Some people say Alabama is tort hell.  Who are these people, and do they read the Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter like we do? The most recent issue of the Alabama Jury […]

    • Frivolous Lawsuits

      Frivolous Lawsuits

      We always hear about frivolous lawsuits.  We hear about how they cost the system so much money.  Well, there was a recent example of a case in Alabama which clearly shows how a frivolous case would be handled. Now, I […]