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    Summary Judgment Affirmed by Alabama Supreme Court

    On August 11, 2017, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a summary judgment obtained by Huie partners Bryan Paul and Stewart McCloud on behalf of a property preservation business in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In Stephen L. Curtin, et al., v. Field Asset Services, LLC, et al., the Court affirmed a summary judgment entered by Tuscaloosa County Circuit…

    Clay Clark and Joe Duncan to Speak at 2017 CLM Claims College

    Huie partners Clay Clark and Joe Duncan will speak at the 2017 CLM Claims College.  Clay will be an instructor in the School of Workers’ Compensation. Joe will be an instructor in the School of Construction. This event takes place in Baltimore, MD, September 6-9. Within the college, each school is comprised of three levels. Successful completion of all levels in…

    18 Huie Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America Listing

    The results are in and 18 Huie attorneys achieved 33 placements across 12 practice areas on The Best Lawyers in America 2018 listing. Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession and each year they recognize individual attorneys in designated metropolitan areas for excellence in specific practice areas. “We are always excited when Huie…

    Appellate Win from Alabama Supreme Court for Huie Partners

    Patrick Strubel and Jeremy Gaddy secured an appellate win in a recent appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court. A summary of the featured case, Nissan North America, Inc. v. Adrienne Scott, is provided below. Nissan North America, Inc. (“Nissan”) appealed from an order of the Montgomery County Circuit Court compelling it to arbitrate the claims filed against…

    Huie Attorneys Successful in Defending Ford Motor Company

    On July 24, 2017, Elizabeth Davis and Greg Schuck were successful in defending Ford Motor Company in an arbitration proceeding pending before the American Arbitration Association. The action involved a breach of warranty claim related to an alleged sudden acceleration defect.  After a two day evidentiary hearing, the arbitrator found that the vehicle was not defective…

    Egbe and Segers Named to 2017 Top Women Attorneys Listing

    Huie attorneys Jennifer Reid Egbe and Jennifer “JD” Devereaux Segers were selected as B-Metro 2017 Top Women Attorneys. The annual listing features the top women attorneys in the Birmingham metro area. Since joining Huie in 2007, Jennifer has built a successful practice specializing in the areas of automotive product liability, medical malpractice and employment litigation defense. She earned her…

  • Decisions

    2016 Alabama Appellate Insurance Law Decisions

    Walter Price provides insight into recent case law related to 2016 Alabama appellate insurance law decisions. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: Notice to Insurer’s Apparent Agent Change in Life Insurance Beneficiary to One With No Insurable Interest Mysterious Disappearance Exclusion Policy Reformation Read the full report here.

    2016 Alabama Medical Malpractice Appellate Decisions

    Walter Price provides insight into recent case law related to 2016 medical malpractice appellate decisions in Alabama. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: Application of the AMLA Statute of Repose Commencement of a Medical Malpractice Action for Statute of Limitations Purposes Read the full report here.

    2015 Alabama Medical Malpractice Decisions

    Walter Price provides insight into recent case law related to medical malpractice decisions in Alabama. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: Alabama Medical Liability Act Does Not Apply to Claims of Sexual Assault Proof of Breach of the Standard of Care by Expert Testimony Read the full report here.

    2015 Alabama Insurance Law Decisions

    Walter Price provides insight into recent case law related to insurance in Alabama. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: UIM Subrogation/Attorney Fee Decision UIM Carrier’s Advance of Tortfeasor’s Limits CGL Duty to Defend Other Insurance Life Insurance Application – Duty-to-Read Read the full report here.

    2013 Alabama Medical Malpractice Decisions

    Huie partner Walter Price looks at recent case law related to 2013 Alabama medical malpractice decisions. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: Similarly Situated Expert Witness Need for Expert Testimony Read the full report here.

  • Articles

    FDCC Publishes Insurance Article by Tom Bazemore

    Author: Tom Bazemore Title: “Picking Up the Tab When You Weren’t Invited to Dinner: An Insured’s Effort to Collect a Consent Judgment to the Surprise of the Insurer” FDCC Insights: A Journal for Defense and Corporate Counsel, June 2017 The obligation of an insurer to defend an insured is universally recognized as broader than an insurer’s obligation…

    Duncan Article Published in CLM Construction Claims

    “Builders vs. Mother Earth: Coastal construction growth promises more builders claims for natural catastrophe damage” By: Joe Duncan and Russ Patane Construction Claims Summer 2017, Volume 2, Issue 2 According to the Insurance Information Institute, 2016 insured natural disasters in the United States accounted for more than $23.8 billion in damages. Worldwide, the total estimated damages…

    John Isaac Southerland Personal Jurisdiction Article Published

    “Where will suit be filed? Personal jurisdiction considerations when engaging in joint development of autonomous vehicle technology” By: John Isaac Southerland and Alex Thrasher Automotive Testing Technology International Winter 2017 Introduction The idea of a network of fully autonomous vehicles zooming across roads and highways elicits visions of human passengers within casually reading the newspaper,…

    Walt Price Contributes to PLDF 50 State Survey of Privity Laws

    Walt Price was selected to contribute to the Alabama section of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) 50 State Survey of Privity Laws.  The survey, prepared by members of the 2016 and 2017 Lawyers Professional Liability Committee, is available here. The 50 state survey provides an overview of the applicability of privity to causes of actions…

    Medical Malpractice Litigation Article Published in ADLA Journal

    “Issues In Today’s Medical Malpractice Litigation Employees, Agents, and More – Claims of Hospital Liability for Physician Conduct” By: Walter Price, Martha Thompson and Jennifer “JD” Segers Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal Spring 2017 Traditionally, physicians have not been employees of the hospital; rather, they actually have been independent contractors with staff privileges giving them the…

    Huie Leads Employment Law Webinar for Contractors

    On Wednesday, June 14th, Huie hosted a webinar entitled: “A Closer Look: Emerging Employment Law Issues For Contractors.” Led by partners Kelly May, Joe Duncan and Megan Jones, the in-depth discussion focused on employment law “hot topics.” The attorneys reviewed the following topics: wrongful/retaliatory discharge, workers’ compensation claims and settlements, ADA/ADEA claims, etc. To view the…

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