Alabama

Alabama has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, currently ranked 43rd in the nation.  The Cotton State has regularly been near the bottom of the barrel having never previously ranked higher than 47th.

Alabama at a Glance

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$869 Potential Tort Cost
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In the News Today - June 4, 2015

June 04, 2015 | Insights

The political rivalry between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman heated up this week, as Cuomo's legal department submitted a five-page, 22-question survey to state agency general counsels, asking them to evaluate the performance of Schneiderman's office. (New York Times) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Alabama, New York

In the News Today - May 7, 2015

May 07, 2015 | Insights

Legal Newsline reports on Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's use of creative contract wording to get around Alabama's new AG sunshine law. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: Alabama

In the News Today - May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015 | Insights

Legal Newsline reports that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed into law a bill overturning the state Supreme Court's troubling "innovator liability" ruling. You can read our recent blog post on the importance of this legislation here. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Alabama

In the News Today - May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015 | Insights

A bill is on its way to the desk of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley that The Wall Street Journal is calling "a major trial lawyer defeat." The bill would undo an incredibly harmful Alabama State Supreme Court decision that would hold the developers and manufacturers of brand-name drugs liable for harm caused to people who take generic versions of those drugs. (ILR Blog Post) Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Alabama

Good for Alabama for Passing Bill to Reverse State SC's 'Innovator Liability' Ruling

April 30, 2015 | Insights

A bill is on its way to the desk of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley that The Wall Street Journal is calling "a major trial lawyer defeat." Read More »

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In the News Today - April 2, 2015

April 02, 2015 | Insights

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has done an about-face on his 2010 statement that "private attorneys would not represent the State in litigation against BP," and has appointed two Alabama firms to sue the company on behalf of the state. (Legal Newsline) Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Asbestos, New York, Alabama

In The News Today - October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | Insights

A woman, her husband and her brother have been convicted on dozens of charges in federal court "in a family-run scheme to defraud a fund established to help victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill of more than $3 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

In The News Today - September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 | Insights

The Coca-Cola Co. is urging an Alabama magistrate judge to "rethink his recommendation keeping alive" a proposed TCPA class action suit over alleged unsolicited text messages. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics, Alabama, Washington

Op-ed by ILR President Lisa Rickard on AL Supreme Court Prescription Drug Ruling

September 16, 2014 | Insights

If you're a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, you go to work every day knowing that your decisions will have a major impact on those few individuals connected to legal cases before the court. And on some days, your rulings will be felt by all of the citizens of your state. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

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