Evidence must be viewed in light most favorable to plaintiff when reviewing summary judgment.

It is black letter law that , on summary judgment, the reviewing court "must review the record in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party and must resolve all reasonable doubts against the movant."  This rule was front and center in Ex parte Patel, No. 1060897 (Ala. Oct. 5, 2007).   The Supreme Court found that both the trial court and the Court of Civil Appeals had failed to view the evidence in the light most favorable to the nonmovant, and thus reversed the granting of summary judgment.  Click here to see the case and the application of this basic, yet important, rule.