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Firm’s client gets domain names transferred from competitor

Published May 27, 2015

This case required our attorneys to arbitrate our client's claims as provided by ICANN.

SBA rules in favor of firm’s client in size protest

Published May 20, 2015

Administrative law judge finds that the successful contractor is indeed a small business for purposes of bid to provide services to the U.S. Army Evaluation Center.

Proposed Regulations would permit sole-source awards to women-owned small businesses

Published May 07, 2015

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act mandates changes in the rules.

New guide to health privacy issued

Published May 06, 2015

The guide can help healthcare providers navigate the requirements of HIPAA.

Plaintiffs must exhaust administrative proceedings under Rehabilitation Act

Published April 29, 2015

Eleventh Circuit affirms decision in favor of firm’s client in case involving special education services.

Definition of marriage changes under FMLA

Published March 20, 2015 U.S. Department of Labor changes the definition of "spouse."

New charter school law signed by governor

Published March 19, 2015

Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act signed on March 19, 2015.

Gurley wins third appeal in quarry case

Published September 27, 2013

For the third time, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Town of Gurley in a case involving the city’s regulation of a proposed quarry on property annexed into the town limits in 2005.

New regulations for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Published March 08, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final version of its new rules promulgated under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new rules went into effect on March 8, 2013.

Government Contractors: Beware the WARN Act.

Published January 01, 2013

Because of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), government contractors are potentially caught between a rock and a hard place.

School board can terminate teacher

Published November 29, 2012

In spring 2012, the Huntsville City Board of Education terminated a third-grade teacher because she had been accused of mistreating students. The principal alleged that the teacher had created a hostile learning environment.

New laws affecting education passed by Alabama Legislature.

Published June 01, 2012

During the 2012 session, the Alabama Legislature passed several new laws affecting schools and school boards.

Insurance company does not have to reveal everything plaintiff requests.

Published April 16, 2012

On September 9, 2010, the plaintiff sued his employer and the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier for not providing him with all the benefits to which he was entitled under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act.

Grand jury witnesses are entitled to immunity.

Published April 02, 2012

The plaintiff sent anonymous faxes to several recipients, including the management of a hospital in Albany, Georgia, criticizing the hospital’s management and activities. The local district attorney’s office and its chief investigator launched a criminal investigation of the plaintiff in this case.

Alabama agency has to pay damages to Iraqi war veteran under USERRA.

Published March 16, 2012

A veteran worked at the Tarwater Developmental Center in Montgomery from 1987 until his departure for military service in December 2003. The Tarwater facility was operated by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (ADMH), an agency of the State of Alabama. The veteran was also a member of the Alabama National Guard (ANG).

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