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Dog Bites; Dog Owner Doesn’t Pay

  • March 30, 2017
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  Here is a case right out of Alabama law. Two apartment renters are living side by side. One has a dog. That dog bites the other tenant. So who gets sued? Well, it was someone who wasn’t even there….

Can Belle Sue the Beast?

  • March 24, 2017
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If that girl falls on the castle staircase, there is going to be a lot of lawyering up. The new Beauty and the Beast movie is getting a lot of attention for its music and costuming but I want to…

Harper Lee Also Taught Us about Elder Abuse

  • March 15, 2017
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One of the most famous Alabama lawyers never lived. But his creator did and she taught us a lot. Fictional lawyer Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird was created by the real Alabama writer Harper Lee. It made her…

He Seemed So Nice After the Accident

  • March 10, 2017
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After an accident, what the bad guy said then may not be what he says now. Let me tell you what often happens, he talks to his friends, co-workers and maybe even his insurance company and decides to change his…

Twice as Likely to Die on Alabama Roads

  • March 3, 2017
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What is different between your city cousins and your country cousins? Your country cousins are more likely to die in a traffic accident. Add to this the fact that Alabama has one of the highest traffic fatality rates in the…

Don’t Fall At City Hall

  • February 23, 2017
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This will shock some people and be expected by others. The government has made laws that treat it differently than other businesses. If you slip on water at a grocery store, you get one set of laws. You slip at…

After Storm Damage, Befriend the Neighbor with the Camera

  • February 17, 2017
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Everybody has one friend that just has to take pictures of everything. You will love that person should you suffer storm damage. Here on the Gulf Coast, you would think we were all prepared for what is the inevitable following…

When You Poison Your Guests

  • February 10, 2017
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When you see a movie where a dinner guest keels over into the soup, you can tell the lawyer at the table. While others look confused, the lawyer grabs the Homeowners Insurance Policy. The reason is simple. That is where…

Biting Dogs in Bama

  • February 2, 2017
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We in the south like our dogs. I mean we really like our dogs. So it is not surprising that the law concerning their behavior can be complicated. Alabama has combined two different legal theories to settle dog bite cases….

Slip and Fall Cases in Alabama Are Tough

  • January 26, 2017
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You have to prove a lot in a slip and fall case. Unlike an auto accident, often the wrongdoer is not even around when the injury happens. Here is how it breaks down in Alabama. Basically you have to prove…

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