alabama supreme court News

Alabama Supreme Court: Passenger Injured in Car Chase Can’t Sue City, Police

A woman who was hurt in a car crash that ended a police chase more than three years ago can’t sue the officers or the suburban Birmingham city where it occurred, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday. The justices unanimously …

Alabama Supreme Court: Woman Can Sue Doc for Wrongful Death After Miscarriage

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can pursue a wrongful-death lawsuit against an obstetrician after a miscarriage when she was five to six weeks pregnant. Justices last month reversed a trial judge’s order dismissing the wrongful-death claim. …

Alabama Supreme Court Overturns $12.6M Verdict in Workplace Accident Case

The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a $12.6 million judgment in a lawsuit resulting from a workplace accident. The justices sided with Dothan-based South Alabama Brick Co. in a decision released Friday. A Mobile County court returned the judgment against …

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds $15M Verdict in Dram Shop Act Lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $15 million verdict over a wreck that killed a 13-year-old boy. Al.com reports the court didn’t issue an opinion explaining its decision when it was issued Nov. 20. The verdict was returned in …

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 …