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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).

Building Code can't be adopted by state fire marshal for general construction issues.

Published March 16, 2012

A building contractor sued a homeowner for failure to pay the last installment due under the terms of a residential construction contract. The homeowner responded by filing a counterclaim against the contractor, alleging latent defects in the construction of the residence, slander of title, and breach of contract.

Under workers' compensation, employer entitled to funds paid to employee by third parties.

Published March 09, 2012

In January 2002, the employee was injured in an automobile accident while working for a lumber company. The employee sued the lumber company (his employer) for workers’ compensation benefits, and the company paid everything due the employee under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act.

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