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    Thompson Appointed to Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board

    We are pleased to announce that Huie attorney Will Thompson was recently appointed to the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board of Trustees. The Legal Aid’s staff attorneys and Board members are committed to serving low-income persons and children in Jefferson County. They are familiar with the legal issues faced by impoverished citizens in the…

    Sydnor Inducted Into International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    We are pleased to announce that Huie partner Allen Sydnor was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at its Annual Meeting held March 21-25, 2018. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved…

    Sproule and Fleming Medical Malpractice Case Defense Verdict

    Huie partners R. Gordon Sproule, Jr. and Charles J. Fleming, Jr. successfully defended a long-term care facility in a medical malpractice case that was tried before an arbitrator in Jefferson County, Alabama on March 6, 2018. The personal injury action was brought by a quadriplegic nursing home resident who sustained head and facial injuries when…

    Daniel Fortune Joins Huie; Leads Two New Practice Areas

    We are pleased to announce that Daniel Fortune, a former Deputy Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division for the Northern District of Alabama, has joined Huie to lead the Cybersecurity Liability and White-Collar Defense practice groups. “Daniel brings specialized trial experience to Huie in areas with increased risk,” said John Herndon, Managing Partner.…

    Three Huie Attorneys Named as B-Metro Top Lawyers 2018

    Huie attorneys Jennifer Egbe, Jennifer Segers and Jim Shaw have been included in the B-Metro Top Lawyers 2018 listing. Each year, B-Metro compiles a list of the region’s top attorneys. The Top Lawyers are determined by outside research companies and peer nominations. Criteria includes education, involvement in professional organizations and community service. To view the full list, click here.

    Huie Welcomes Caroline Sims, a Former U.S. Staff Attorney

    We are pleased to welcome Caroline Sims to our team. Sims joins Huie as an associate. Sims, a lateral hire, previously worked in the Staff Attorney’s Office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. She now concentrates her law practice in the areas of municipal/governmental litigation, workers’ compensation and employment litigation.…

  • Decisions

    2017 Alabama Medical Malpractice Appellate Decisions

    Walter Price provides insight into recent case law related to 2017 Alabama medical malpractice appellate court decisions. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: Exception to Rule That a Breach of the Standard of Care and Causation Must Be Establish by Expert Testimony Statute of Limitations Applicable to Indemnity Action Summary Judgment…

    2017 Alabama Appellate Courts Insurance Law Decisions

    Walter Price provides insight into recent case law related to significant 2017 Alabama appellate court insurance law decisions. The focus of these decisions is on auto insurance coverage. Specifically, he examines the following issues and their relevant case law: Tortfeasor’s Bankruptcy Does Not Prohibit Underinsured Motorist Claim Application of “Household Exclusion” Does Not Render Vehicle an Uninsured…

    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.

  • Articles

    Bryan Paul Contributes to Home Inspector State-by-State Guide

    Huie partner Bryan Paul was selected to contribute to the Alabama section of the 2018 State-by-State Guide: Enforceability of Limited Liability Clauses in Home Inspector Pre-Inspection Contracts. The Guide, produced by The Hanover Insurance Company and other contributing attorneys, is available here. Within his practice, BP has represented a wide variety of individuals, companies and insurers.…

    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…

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