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ALAJ MidWinter Conference

Revive your courtroom skills in 2022 by joining us for the 2022 ALAJ MidWinter Conference on February 2-4 at The Grand Bohemian. Learn how to revive your courtroom skills in 2022 as our top-notch national speakers address topics like: Cusimano Symposium: How to Communicate and Vaccinate an Infected Jury Practical Examples of Using Demonstrative Evidence Managing Obstruction: Making …

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City, county to receive money from opioid settlement with Endo

The City of Gadsden and the Etowah County Commission on Tuesday approved accepting their respective shares of an opioid lawsuit settlement involving one of a number of drug manufacturers or distributors.  The city will receive $110,953 — minus a 25% fee that goes to attorneys — from Endo Pharmaceuticals’ settlement with the State of Alabama.  Attorney Emily Hawk Mills told the City Council that according to the settlement’s …

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AUTO INSURANCE CHAPTER AUTHORED BY CRMK LAWYER

Alabama uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance law is the subject of one of 50 chapters in the upcoming publication Alabama Tort Law, 7th edition, written by Michael L. Roberts, a Cusimano, Roberts, Mills & Knowlton attorney. As explained in this chapter, in 1985 the Alabama legislature modified statutes so as to require underinsured motorist coverage be offered …

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Alabama Trucking Safety Measure Challenged by Trucking Association

A 2009 Alabama safety measure enacted by the Legislature, after a series of accidents involving huge metal coils coming off tractor-trailer loads onto highways and streets, is under attack by the Alabama Trucking Association, which appears to have won the first round. The ATA filed a Petition for Determination of Pre-Emption before the Federal Motor …

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“Swiss Cheese” Analogy Argued in BP Trial Opening

BP “Swiss Cheese” analogy for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was presented before a New Orleans court this past Monday. This model, referenced in a BP report, suggests a comparison to the dairy product, stating that disaster strikes only when “all of the holes are lined up”, that is, where hazardous activities and failures are …

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