Alabama Appellate Courts Get New Phone Numbers

Here are the new phone and fax numbers for the Alabama appellate courts:

Alabama Supreme Court:  Phone (334) 229-0700; Fax  (334) 229-0522

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals: Phone (334) 229-0733, Fax (334) 229-0530

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals: Phone (334) 229-0751; Fax (334) 229-0521

“Alabama Supreme Court Rules On State’s Suit Against Drug Firms”

In Ex parte Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp., the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State’s claims against 73 pharmaceutical companies must be severed.  The State sued, in one action,  the 73 companies alleging overcharges to the Alabama Medicaid Agency.  The Supreme Court granted the companies’ petition for writ of mandamus and held that the cases did not arise from the same transaction or series of transactions, and thus must be severed.  Click here for the AP report on this decision.