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    Huie Attorneys Receive Top Flight Recognition from B-Metro

    Jennifer Egbe, Jennifer “JD” Segers and Jim Shaw recently received Top Flight recognition from B-Metro in 2019 top attorney listing. Each year, B-Metro compiles a list of the region’s attorneys who receive Top Flight recognition. The Top Lawyers are determined by outside research companies and peer nominations. Criteria include education, involvement in professional organizations and community service. Jennifer specializes…

    Parker Secures Defense Verdict for Motorcycle Manufacturer

    Woods Parker, an associate at Huie, secured a defense verdict in Houston County, Alabama, for a major motorcycle manufacturer in a matter alleging breach of warranty and fraud. In his practice, Parker represents automobile and product manufacturers and distributors in product liability, warranty and fraud cases throughout the Southeast. In this case, the Plaintiff claimed that…

    Partners Testify Regarding Proposed Amendment to Civil Rules

    Huie partner John Isaac Southerland testified on January 4, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ, and partner Greg Schuck will testify February 8, 2019, in Washington D.C. regarding a proposed amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6).  There are two aspects to this proposal: (1) the serving party and the organization served must confer about the…

    Judgment Secured for Defendant in Underinsured Motorist Case

    On January 9, 2019, Huie attorney Will Thompson was successful in securing a judgment for the Defendant, a national insurance provider, in an underinsured motorist case in the Circuit Court of Elmore County. The Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident in June 2010 when another vehicle operated by an insured driver ran a red light at…

    Huie Partners Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2019 Listing

    Huie partners De Martenson and Alan Thomas were named Local Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation 2019. New to the publication this year, partners Clay Clark and T. Kelly May were also recognized in the Labor & Employment Star – South category. Benchmark exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market in North America, covering the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The…

  • Decisions

    2018 Alabama Appellate Courts Insurance Law Decisions

    Huie provides insight into recent case law related to significant 2018 Alabama appellate court insurance law decisions. Relatively few insurance-related decisions were released in 2018.  However, the focus of the decisions included in this summary is on underinsured motorist and negligent procurement claims. Specifically, we examine the following issues and their relevant case law: UIM Subrogation Claim…

    2018 Alabama Medical Malpractice Appellate Decisions

    Huie provides insight into recent case law related to 2018 Alabama medical malpractice appellate court decisions. Specifically, we examine the following issues and their relevant case law: $10 Million Failure to Diagnose Meningitis Verdict Reversed Physician Acting as Emergency Department Physician Versus Hospitalist Physician Failure to Report an Emergency to a Consulting Physician Still Requires…

    2017 Alabama Medical Malpractice Appellate Decisions

    Huie provides insight into recent case law related to 2017 Alabama medical malpractice appellate court decisions. Specifically, we examine 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 Affirmed…

    2017 Alabama Appellate Courts Insurance Law Decisions

    Huie 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, we examine 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

    Huie provides insight into recent case law related to 2016 Alabama appellate insurance law decisions. Specifically, we examine 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

    Huie provides insight into recent case law related to 2016 medical malpractice appellate decisions in Alabama. Specifically, we examine 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.

  • Articles

    Huie Attorneys Co-Author Alabama Data Breach Notification Act Article

    Title: “The ABCs and 123s of the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018: Will Your Company Be Compliance Ready by June 1, 2018?” Authors: Daniel Fortune, Jeremy Gaddy and Bart Cannon; Alabama Construction News, April-June 2018   Governor Ivey recently signed the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 into law. The Act, which went into effect…

    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…

    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,…

    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…

    “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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