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