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Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Generic Drug Liability Ruling

Brand-name drug makers can be held liable for warnings on a generic medication even if it was produced by another company, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday, standing by an earlier decision that business leaders viewed as a defeat. The …

Alabama Supreme Court Says Town Immune from Body Parts Suit

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a family can’t sue a Dallas County town where firefighters are accused of leaving the remains of a fire victim inside a burned home. The court ruled last Friday that the town of …

Alabama Supreme Court Orders New Trial in $1M Firing Case

The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit that resulted in a more than $1 million judgment against an auto parts manufacturer. The justices last  Friday sided with Guyoungtech USA, Inc., which makes parts in Conecuh …

Alabama Supreme Court Nixes Tribal Immunity for Casino in Dram-Shop Case

An Alabama casino lost any tribal immunity from dram-shop lawsuits when it agreed as part of the state licensing process that it would be financially responsible for damages in serving alcohol to an apparently intoxicated person. The Alabama Supreme Court …

Alabama Supreme Court Nixes $37 Million Judgment Against Nightclub

The Alabama Supreme Court has tossed out a $37 million judgment against a Jefferson County nightclub. The court ruled 9-0 Friday that there was not a sufficient effort to notify the nightclub owner of the litigation before a court awarded …

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 …