In V.W. v. G.W., [Ms 2060902] (Ala. Civ. App. Feb. 22, 2008) , the Court of Civil Appeals commented on the adequacy of citation of authority in a brief’s argument, and held that citation to a statute was sufficient to satisfy Ala. R. App. P. 28(a)(10).
The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed decisions in two cases, partly because the appellants had not cited legal authority on key points of their arguments. Retail Developers of Ala., LLC v. East Gadsden Golf Club, Inc., No. 1060370 (Ala. Nov. 16, 2007); Chapman Nursing Home, Inc. v. McDonald, No. 1060543 (Ala. Nov. 16, 2007). Though the pertinent reasoning in these cases is brief, the lesson is of obvious import.