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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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