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    Phil Collins Secures Summary Judgment for Hospital Client

    Huie partner Phil Collins successfully argued Summary Judgment on behalf of his hospital client.  Plaintiff’s claims included medical negligence, slander, wantonness and outrage. After lengthy oral arguments, the Etowah County Circuit Judge granted the hospital’s motion on all claims, thereby eliminating the need for a trial previously scheduled to begin on April 3, 2017.

    Jennifer Reid Egbe 2017 BBJ Top 40 Under 40 Honoree

    We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Reid Egbe has been named a 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Birmingham Business Journal. Since joining Huie in 2007, Jennifer has been recognized by numerous local and national industry groups for excellence in the legal field, and we are all incredibly proud of this new…

    Defense Verdict in Mobile County for Stewart McCloud

    Huie partner Stewart McCloud obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a national cablevision carrier client and its driver. The case was tried in the District Court of Mobile County, Alabama. The lawsuit stemmed from an automobile accident where the plaintiff alleged that the cablevision carrier’s employee negligently operated his vehicle in causing the accident.…

    Bryan Paul Named Co-Vice Chair of PLDF Accountant Claims Committee

    We are pleased to announce that Huie partner Bryan “BP” Paul was recently made Co-Vice Chair of the Professional Liability Defense Federation Accountant Claims Committee. The Professional Liability Defense Federation is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional…

    Huie Welcomes New Attorney – Lauren Davis Tice

    We are pleased to announce that Lauren Davis Tice has joined our firm, bringing our total number of attorneys to 45. A former Huie clerk and associate, Tice is returning to our office after working for a brief period at Davis Tice Law in Pell City, Ala. Tice joins the firm’s workers’ compensation, employment liability,…

    Successful Petition for Writ of Mandamus to Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

    Jim Shaw and Bart Cannon were successful in their petition for writ of mandamus to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. A summary of the featured case, Ex parte Thompson Tractor Company, Inc. , is provided below. In May of 2011, Ray Franklin (“the employee”) and Donna Franklin (“the widow”) jointly filed a complaint against Thompson Tractor…

  • 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

    Huie Construction Indemnity Clauses & AI Provisions Webinar

    A Closer Look: Construction Indemnity Clauses and Additional Insured Provisions Webinar As construction contracts continue to become an increased source of litigation, they also continue to create insurance coverage “gaps” for many companies. On December 6, 2016, Joe Duncan, Jeremy Gaddy and Bart Cannon led an in-depth discussion on construction and contractor-related indemnity clauses and…

    Additional Theories for Hospital Direct and Vicarious Liability

    “Additional Theories for Hospital Direct and Vicarious Liability” By: Walt Price and David Fleming Professional Liability Defense Quarterly PLDQ Fall 2016 Presuming that juries will more likely return a verdict against a hospital than a local physician, or in search of a “deep pocket,” attorneys representing injured patients have sought to hold hospitals vicariously liable…

    Firearms and Construction by Bart Cannon

    Firearms and Construction By: Bart Cannon Alabama Construction News April – June 2016 Alabama’s statute governing restrictions on firearms by employers (Ala. Code (1975) §13A-11-90) has been the topic of much discussion recently. While the statute’s nuances deserve a detailed analysis for a full understanding (which is not the purpose here), a general understanding of the law is important for employers and employees because the statute provides unique rights, responsibilities, and remedies for both.…

    Personal Jurisdiction: Where Can A Defendant Be Sued?

    The Ever Evolving Landscape of Personal Jurisdiction: Who Can Be Sued Where? By: H. Cannon Lawley The constitutional limitations on courts’ powers to exercise jurisdiction over corporate defendants have been the subject of recent opinions by the United States and Alabama Supreme Courts, which narrow the circumstances in which a court may require a defendant to defend…

    Marching to Their Own Beat: It’s Personal for the Pro Se Plaintiff

    By: Michelle Pieroni WC magazine – TheCLM.org February 2016 / March 2016 After having just returned from a rather protracted motion hearing that involved a pro se plaintiff—someone who represents himself in court without an attorney—I feel qualified to say that dealing with unrepresented litigants can be a harrowing experience. It really is a no-win situation because, as a defense lawyer, you are expected to win. If you lose,…

    The In Pari Delicto Defense to Accounting E&O Claims

    By: Eris Bryan Paul, Robert M. Girardeau and Brent Almond Professional Liability Defense Quarterly Fall 2015, Volume 7, Issue 4 Accounting firms, especially those who provide audit services, often find themselves being forced to defend litigation brought by a plaintiff or plaintiffs who stands in the shoes of a former audit client. Often times, these plaintiffs are shareholders, receivers, litigation trustees or bankruptcy trustees.…

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