Alabama

Alabama is ranked #42 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, moving up one position. It saw the most improvement in the key element categories of Treatment of Class Action Suits and Mass Consolidation Suits and Discovery.

07/01/2000

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  1. In the News Today - April 2, 2015

    April 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    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

  2. In The News Today - October 17, 2014

    October 17, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  3. In The News Today - September 19, 2014

    September 19, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

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

    September 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    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

  5. In The News Today - August 22, 2014

    August 22, 2014 | News and Blog

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board today criticizes the Alabama Supreme Court's Friday ruling holding drug makers liable for products that they did not manufacture allegedly causing injuries.... Read More

  6. In The News Today - August 20, 2014

    August 20, 2014 | News and Blog

    A divided Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in Wyeth Inc. v. Weeks that brand-name drug makers may be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by generic products that they did not manufacture. ... Read More

  7. U.S. Chamber Denounces Alabama Supreme Court Prescription Drug Ruling

    August 18, 2014 | Press Release

    Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement about the Alabama Supreme Court's Friday ruling holding drug makers liable for products that they did not manufacture allegedly causing injuries.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - February 21, 2014

    February 21, 2014 | News and Blog

    Third-party litigation financing can lead to conflicts of interests and prolong litigation, Gerald Skoning warns in the Wall Street Journal.... Read More

  9. In the News

    September 25, 2013 | News and Blog

    A week after six lawyers left a Plaintiffs Steering Committee, a lawyer has voluntarily dropped a bellweather transvaginal mesh case against CR Bard Inc. ... Read More

  10. In the News

    September 24, 2013 | News and Blog

    On Monday, BP asked a court to halt payments from the gulf oil spill settlement fund until the administrator implements recommendations to improve efficiency and accounting controls.... Read More