Blog Posts in January, 2015

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  • Identity Theft Crimes in Alabama Federal Courts
    Identity Theft Crimes in Alabama Federal Courts

    Identity theft, broadly defined, is the fraudulent use of another person’s identifying information (“means of identification”) in connection with some underlying crime. Congress has passed two ...

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  • Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief
    Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief

    In 2003, Emanuel Gissendanner was convicted of murdering Snellgrove during the course of a kidnapping and a robbery and of possessing a forged instrument. He was sentenced to death. His convictions ...

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  • Criminal Jury Selection
    Criminal Jury Selection

    Wheat owned a convenience store in Wagarville. On the morning of December 19, 2008, two women saw Defendant run out of the store and get into an automobile driven by Juan Crayton. A short time later, ...

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  • Alimony Issues in Family Law Cases in Alabama
    Alimony Issues in Family Law Cases in Alabama

    CAN ALIMONY BE PAID THROUGH THE STATE COURT SYSTEM? My spouse has agreed to pay me alimony in the divorce. Can I have the alimony withheld via garnishment? No, the alimony can’t be garnished through ...

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  • Process of Service in Alabama
    Process of Service in Alabama

    In Voltz v. Dyess, the Supreme Court ruled according to Ala. R. Civ. P. 4 and held that an action may not be dismissed for failure to effect service unless a plaintiff is given a 14-day notice. The ...

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  • Claims Against Municipal Employees in Alabama
    Claims Against Municipal Employees in Alabama

    In Morrow v. Caldwell, as a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court determined that the statutory cap of the Alabama Code Section 11-47-190 does not apply to claims against municipal employees ...

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