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    Sproule Secures Defense Verdict in Georgia

    Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart Partner Gordon Sproule secured a defense verdict in Georgia for a major automotive manufacturer in a breach of warranty matter. Sproule, a member of the State Bar of Georgia, frequently represents automobile manufacturers and distributors in product liability and warranty cases throughout the Southeast. In this case, Plaintiff claimed that the vehicle in…

    Huie Welcomes New Attorney – Melissa Sinor

    We are pleased to welcome new attorney Melissa Sinor. Melissa joins Huie as an associate. Sinor, a lateral hire with previous defense litigation experience, joins the firm’s product liability, medical malpractice and insurance coverage and defense practice groups. She earned her BA from Auburn University and her JD from Florida State University College of Law.

    19 Huie Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2017 Listing

    The 2017 Super Lawyers listing has been released, and 19 Huie attorneys received placements on the list, with four new attorneys being recognized. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer…

    Huie Included in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Listing

    In the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” listing, Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart, LLP was ranked as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Birmingham in the following specialty areas: Insurance Law Litigation – Real Estate Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Product Liability Litigation – Defendants Professional Malpractice…

    Huie Grows Office – Welcomes Three New Attorneys

    We are pleased to announce three new attorneys have joined Huie. Madison Davis, Will Thompson and Paul Wallace recently joined our office as associates. Davis, a lateral hire with previous litigation experience, joins the firm’s workers’ compensation practice group. She earned her BA from Lamar University and her JD from The University of Alabama School…

    John Isaac Southerland Hosts Alabama Law Weekly Webinar

    Huie partner John Isaac Southerland will host an Alabama Law Weekly webinar on Wednesday, October 18th. The webinar is entitled “Ethical Considerations When Selecting Your Jury in Alabama.” Overview: Jury selection is an essential trial skill for a successful Alabama attorney to have. Choosing who will decide your case can give you an upper hand…

  • 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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