A Jefferson County judge ordered Richard Scrushy to pay HealthSouth Corp. $2.87 billion, finding Scrushy responsible for the company’s fraud. The ruling by Jefferson County Circuit Jud... Read more
ExxonMobil Corp. has been ordered to pay $507.5 million in punitive damages to Alaska natives, fishermen, business owners and others harmed by the massive 1989 oil spill off Alaska. The ruli... Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to reinstate a roughly $500 million settlement of asbestos lawsuits against the Travelers Companies Inc. Travelers had been named in lawsuits alleging that... Read more
In one of the cases mentioned above, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a West Virginia justice should not have participated in state court decisions overturning a $50 million judgment... Read more
On June 8th the U.S. Supreme Court released a number of important decisions. I am setting out below a few of the more significant results. The High Court did the following: • The Justices ru... Read more
Governor Bob Riley has appointed my longtime friend and former law partner, Jim Main, to the vacancy on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. Jim served with distinction as State Finance Di... Read more
There are a number of significant cases pending in the U.S. Supreme Court to be decided in its current term. The following are highlights of some of these high-profile cases: Judicial ethics... Read more
A landmark achievement relating to federal preemption was announced on May 20th in Washington. President Obama made it known that he would follow well-established law as it relates to preemp... Read more
President Barack Obama has nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. The nominee is the first Hispanic in history selected to serve on the High Court. If c... Read more
Sandra Day O’Connor, the retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice, believes strongly that merit selection is the best way to choose judges and keep them independent. This well-respected publ... Read more
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