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Important Appellate Decision

In a case stemming from an automobile accident, Partner Nancy Eady recently achieved an important appellate victory that led to a clarification of Alabama law on insurance.  The issue on appeal, a case of first impression in Alabama,  was whether an insurance policy that contained an exclusion for cars used to deliver newspapers was effective when, at the time the policy was first issued, the driver was not delivering newspapers, but at the time of the accident he was.  A further question was whether the exclusion applied to the car all of the time, or solely when the car was engaged in delivering newspapers.  The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the exclusion only applied when the car was actively being used to deliver newspapers.

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Attorney Larry Morris Pre-suit settlement of three million dollars wrongful death case
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Anonymous Plaintiff, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Anonymous, deceased, v. Morrow Water Technologies, Inc., et al.
Randy Haynes Plaintiff’s husband was rear-ended by a pickup truck being operated by Defendant in the line and scope of his employment with Morrow Water Technologies, Inc., which also owned the vehicle. Plaintiff’s husband was died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Plaintiff sued the Defendant driver and Morrow Water […]
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Anonymous Plaintiff v. Anonymous Defendant
Todd Wheeles In June, 2013, Plaintiff became sick with Legionnaire’s disease after being exposed to the bacteria in a hot tub at an apartment complex. Plaintiff filed suit against the owner of the apartment complex, the management company for the apartment complex, and the pool company responsible for the maintenance of the spa.
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Nettles v. USA
Todd Wheeles In February, 2014, a US Postal Service driver was making mail deliveries in Plaintiff Nettles’ neighborhood. The Defendant driver exited his vehicle to deliver mail to one of Plaintiff Nettles’ neighbors, returned to his delivery vehicle, put the vehicle in reverse, accelerated and struck Plaintiff Nettles with the vehicle’s rear bumper. Plaintiff Nettles […]
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Blevins v. Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Todd Wheeles In July, 2013, Plaintiff Blevins accompanied her daughter to a Publix Super Market in Birmingham, AL to pick up a few items her daughter needed for lunch and dinner. Plaintiff Blevins was walking through the deli department to join her daughter at the deli counter when she slipped and fell in an area […]
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Daimler Chrysler sued for deaths caused by faulty designs and resulted in one of the largest verdicts ever in Shelby County.