Alabama Civil Appellate Cases Released December 9, 2011

Following are the cases released by the Alabama Supreme Court and Court of Civil Appeals on December 9, 2011.

From the Alabama Supreme Court:

University of South Alabama Medical Center v. Mobile Infirmary Association

Ex parte State of Alabama

Ex parte John Aldridge Limerick

Ex parte Randy Fielding

From the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals:

Egres v. Egres

Carney v. Carney

Vestlake Communities Property Owners Association v. Moon

L.M. v. Shelby County Department of Human Resources

Burnett v. Burnett

Dudley v. Dudley

Maiden v. Federal National Mortgage Association

Ex parte Affinity Hospital, LLC

Montgomery City Council v. G & S Restaurant

Alabama Supreme Court Issues Opinion In Exxon v. State

Today, in one of the more high profile cases before the Court, the Alabama Supreme Court issued its opinion in Exxon’s appeal of  a multi-billion dollar judgment against it in favor of the State.  In ExxonMobil Corp. v. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Ms. 1031167 (Ala. Nov. 1, 2007), the Supreme Court, in an  8-1 opinion with several concurrences, struck the $3.5 billion punitive damage award in its entirety, and reduced the breach of contract award from $63.8 million to $51.9 million.  The opinion was authored by Justice Parker.  Chief Justice Cobb dissented, stating that she would affirm a portion of the punitive damage award.

ExxonMobil’s appeal was handled, along with others, by Lightfoot, Franklin and White attorneys Sam C. Pointer, Jr., Samuel H. Franklin, and M. Christian King.  Sam Franklin and Chris King argued the case before the Alabama Supreme Court.

Cases Released June 29, 2007

 

From the Alabama Supreme Court:

Ex parte Dwayne Atkinson

State of Alabama v. Brantley Land, L.L.C., et al.

Roberts v. American National Property and Casualty Company

 

From the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals:

Blackburn and Berube v. Lefebvre and Lefebvre

City of Mobile v. Pinto Island Land Company, Inc.

D.A. v. Calhoun County Department of Human Resources

Morgan and Morgan v. Safeway Insurance Company of Alabama, Inc.

T.S. v. E.J.

Legg v. Fortis Insurance Company and John Alden Life Insurance Company

Blythe v. Blythe

Alabama Board of Nursing v. Peterson

ERA Class.com and Mikkelsen v. Stoddard and Stoddard

Wannamaker v. Wannamaker

Greenwood and Greenwood v. Lindsey Harbor, LLC

E.E.K. v. Jefferson County HR; K.H. v. Jefferson County DHR

J.W.J., Jr. v. P.K.R. and P.H.R.

Davis v. Blackstock

Montiel v. Estate of Montiel and Mobile Memorial Gardens

Paturu v. Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama

Hopkins v. Hopkins and Hopkins