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Jon Lewis

Do you Vote for a Label?

Do you vote for a label?  Are you a Democrat or Republican?  Stop! Not any longer.  Start thinking about the person.  Look at the individual you are voting for.  Does he/she have integrity?  Are they intelligent?  Will they try to […]

Jon Lewis

Need an attorney? Do you want a Mill or a Boutique?

So, you are in a car wreck, or you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, or a family member or acquaintance has been killed due to another’s negligence, or you’ve been defrauded or wrongfully treated by an insurance company.  What do you […]

Danny Feldman

YOU ARE RIDING YOUR BIKE AND CHASED/INJURED BY A DOG – WHAT TO DO?

First, a little bit of background – Alabama common law, as was the law in most states, allowed a dog “one bite” before the dog owner could be held civilly liable for the dog’s actions.  In other words, civil liability […]

Jon Lewis

Does your Attorney treat you like a Client or Inventory?

After practicing law for almost twenty-five years, the “profession” has clearly changed.  While the practice of law began changing well before my career began, it has changed exponentially in the last twenty-five years.  In my opinion, two of the major […]

Jon Lewis

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 […]

Jon Lewis

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 […]

Danny Lehane

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 […]

Danny Lehane

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 […]

Jon Lewis

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 […]

Jon Lewis

Albuquerque police and Alabama Immunities and Caps on Damages

Have you seen the recent news stories regarding Albuquerque police shooting a homeless man.  Here is a link to the most recent CNN article.  These types of incidents raise many questions regarding the civil claims which emanate from such activity.  […]