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Alabama High Court Denies Immunity for Hospital, Upholds $3.2M Verdict

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a jury’s $3.2 million medical malpractice judgment involving a Montgomery hospital. The court ruled on Feb. 28 that the university-affiliated Health Care Authority for Baptist Health that ran the hospital did not qualify for …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds $7.5M Defamation Jury Award

The Alabama state Supreme Court has upheld a jury’s decision to award an Iranian-born businessman $7.5 million in a 2011 defamation lawsuit. AL.com reported that the court issued a unanimous decision Dec. 6 upholding its judgment against Pensacola, Fla. car …

Court Bars Lawsuit in Oklahoma Airplane Crash

Alabama’s highest court has ruled that a lawsuit involving a deadly 2005 Oklahoma airplane crash is time-barred and must be dismissed. The decision by the Alabama Supreme Court involves the second of two lawsuits filed in that state over the …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds $3.2 Million Malpractice Verdict

The Alabama Supreme Court has reinstated a $3.2 million malpractice verdict awarded to the estate of a Montgomery woman who died in 2005 after being treated at the Baptist East Emergency Room in Montgomery. Lauree Durden Ellison had visited the …

Alabama Court Changes Standard for Commercial Vehicle Total Loss

The Alabama Supreme Court has changed a 57-year-old standard on how commercial vehicle owners get compensated when their vehicle is totaled in an accident. The court held in 1955 that an owner who recovered damages for the total loss of …

Alabama Court Orders New Trial on $8.5 Million Verdict Against Ford

The Alabama Supreme Court has thrown out an $8.5 million verdict against Ford Motor Co. and ordered a new trial, saying a judge made an error by asking jurors if they could serve for four weeks. The judgment was awarded …

Alabama Court Rules University Hospital Shares State Immunity

The Alabama Supreme Court has thrown out a $3.2 million judgment against a Montgomery hospital, ruling for the first time that a hospital affiliated with a state university shares the state’s immunity from lawsuits. In their 5-3 decision released on …