Blog Posts in March, 2018

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  • Property Purchased During Divorce Eligible for Distribution in Jefferson County, Alabama
    Property Purchased During Divorce Eligible for Distribution in Jefferson County, Alabama

    When a court considers a couples’ divorce, it looks at all the assets acquired between the two parties. Separate property cannot be distributed; marital property, however, will be split accordingly ...

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  • Alert of SEC Crucial to Whistleblower Immunity
    Alert of SEC Crucial to Whistleblower Immunity

    Whistleblowers are people who expose any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal or unethical within an organization. Under certain laws whistleblowers are afforded protections for ...

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  • Defendant Denied Due Process When Allowed to Withdraw from Mental Evaluation
    Defendant Denied Due Process When Allowed to Withdraw from Mental Evaluation

    An evaluation of a defendant’s mental capacity is an important protection in criminal cases. A defendant is mentally incompetent if he lacks sufficient ability to assist in his defense with a ...

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  • Plaintiff's Failure to Present Evidence Preserves Municipal Immunity for City
    Plaintiff's Failure to Present Evidence Preserves Municipal Immunity for City

    Sometimes figuring out who to sue can be one of the more difficult parts of a lawsuit. When you get hit by in a car accident, you sue the other driver. But what happens when you experience an injury ...

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  • Visitation Complicated by Mother's Relocation in Lauderdale County, Alabama
    Visitation Complicated by Mother's Relocation in Lauderdale County, Alabama

    One of the most difficult parts of drawing up a custody arrangement can be determining visitation. This facet can be further complicated when the two parents live out of state and are trying to make ...

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  • District Court does not have Authority to Order Discovery
    District Court does not have Authority to Order Discovery

    Discovery is a procedure in a lawsuit in which each party can obtain evidence from the other party before trial begins. It is important in any trial, but especially for defendants in criminal trials ...

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