“Alabama court sides with Riley in budget dispute”

In Riley v. Pate, Ms. 1071003 (Ala. July 3, 2008) , the Alabama Supreme Court held that a taxpayer did not have standing to bring suit challenging where the proceeds of the State’s judgment against Exxon in the gas royalty dispute would be placed.  For more information, click on the link to the article entitled "Alabama court sides with Riley in budget dispute" from the AP via al.com.

Trial Court Has No Jurisdiction to “Reconsider” Denial of Post-Judgment Motion; Must Hold Hearing on Motion for Remittitur

A circuit court loses jurisdiction after denying a post-judgment motion. The court thus cannot “reconsider” its denial. Moreover, a circuit court errs by not holding a hearing on a motion to reduce a punitive award. Southeast Environmental Infrastructure, L.L.C. v. Rivers, Nos. 1060615, 1060643, 1060876 (Ala. Jun. 27, 2008).

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“Alabama Supreme Court rules that George Bowman can serve on Jefferson County Commission through November”

In Working v. Jefferson County Election Commission, Ms. 1070850 (Ala. June 30, 2008) ,  the Alabama Supreme Court invalidated a special election to fill a vacant seat on a county commission, and instead held that the Governor’s appointee should serve until the election this Fall.  For more information, click the link to the article entitled "Alabama Supreme Court rules that George Bowman can serve on Jefferson County Commission through November" from the Birmingham News.