Alabama Supreme Court News

Alabama High Court Backs $1.25 Million Wrongful Termination Settlement

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that an Alabama man who was wrongfully terminated is entitled to seek lost future earnings totaling $1.25 million. The Hattiesburg American reported that the justices said Merchants Foodservice used faulty …

Generic Drug Decision Upheld in Alabama

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 High Court Tosses $1M Verdict Against Auto Parts Maker

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

Alabama High Court Rules Family Can’t Sue Over Body Parts in Home

The Alabama Supreme Court says 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 Friday that the town of Valley Grande and …

Alabama High Court Rejects $37M Default 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 Supreme Court Upholds $3.2M Malpractice Verdict

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

Alabama Court Bars Lawsuit in Oklahoma Airplane Crash

Alabama’s highest court ruled Friday 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 Court Overturns Wrongful Death Judgment Against Contractor

The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a judgment against a Mobile-based contractor accused of doing a subpar road paving project that was blamed in a fatal car accident. AL.com reported that the state Supreme Court ruled the case involving Hosea …

Alabama Supreme Court Reinstates $3.2 Million 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 Sets New Standard for Totaled Cars

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 …