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    Defense Verdict Affirmed by Alabama Supreme Court

    Huie Defense Verdict Affirmed by Alabama Supreme Court In March of 2016, Jim Shaw, David Brown and Brent Almond successfully defended Boggs & Boulders Off Road Park & Campground in a 7-day trial against a noise nuisance claim brought by six Conecuh County residents.   Plaintiffs raised a Batson challenge at trial and later appealed the…

    Lawley Named to ABA Forest Resources Leadership Team

    We are pleased to announce that Huie partner Cannon Lawley will serve as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Forest Resources Committee for 2017-2018. The Forest Resources committee addresses issues that touch both private and public forest lands. They focus on legal, policy and practical issues relevant to owners, lenders, trade associations, managers, users, non-profits and…

    Allen Sydnor Elected to Join American Board of Trial Advocates

    Huie partner Allen Sydnor is a new member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Alabama Chapter of ABOTA. He was officially elected to membership by the National Board of Directors at their June 7, 2017 meeting. The general purposes of ABOTA are to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of…

    John Isaac Southerland to Co-Chair and Speak at National Forum

    Huie partner John Isaac Southerland will co-chair and speak at the 10th National Forum on Automotive Product Liability Litigation. This conference takes place in Chicago June 15-16. Now in its 10th year, ACI’s Automotive Product Liability Litigation conference is the highest level national event on the market. It’s the only one that combines federal and state…

    Huie Ranked in Chambers USA 2017; Named Leading Law Firm

    Huie received recognition in the Chambers USA 2017 guide as a Leading Law Firm in the Litigation: General Commercial practice area. Additionally, Stan Cash and Alan Thomas were included in the listing for top-ranked Litigation: General Commercial attorneys. The rankings were compiled by the guide’s independent, London-based publisher, Chambers & Partners. Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of…

    Bob Blackburn – Birmingham Bar 2017 Future Leaders Forum

    Huie attorney Bob Blackburn will participate in the Birmingham Bar Association 2017 Future Leaders Forum. The BBA Future Leaders Forum cultivates leaders from among a group of attorneys who have been in practice for 3-8 years. From the selected attorneys, past participants of the Forum have gone on to leadership roles at work, the Bar and elsewhere…

  • 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

    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…

    “Clinical Basics and Current Liability Issues” Published by DRI

    “Anesthesia Litigation – Clinical Basics and Current Liability Issues” By: Walter Price and Jennifer “JD” Segers For the Defense, a DRI publication May 2017 It is notable that Oliver Wendell Holmes was the first, in 1846, to use the term “anesthesia” to describe the state of amnesia, analgesia, and narcosis, which made painless surgery possible.…

    Huie Automotive Attorneys Published in For The Defense, a DRI Publication

    “General Jurisdiction Challenges and Jurisdictional Discovery Post Daimler AG v. Bauman” By: John Isaac Southerland, Jeremy Gaddy and Elizabeth Davis For the Defense, a DRI publication April 2017 In 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), purportedly to clarify and reaffirm the law on…

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