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HTMLElective Share of Estate; Anticipated Lost Profits
Joshua Hornady; Sirote & Permutt, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we bring you two cases from the Alabama Supreme Court. The first case addresses when a surviving spouse must file for an elective share of an estate, holding that the election or request for extension must occur before the statutory cut-off. In the second...

 

HTMLCongressional Tax Exemption on Federal Mortgage Entities; Alabama Business Privilege Tax Act
Ashten Kimbrough Seay; Sirote & Permutt, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
In this week's ALWU, we share with you a decision from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and a decision from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The first concerns a Congressional exemption from taxation granted to federal mortgage entities, and the second deals with the Alabama Business Privilege...

 

HTMLWorker's Compensation Act Issue; Motions to Compel Arbitration
Sirote Permutt P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
This week's Alabama Law Weekly Update discusses two decisions from the Supreme Court of Alabama. In the first case, the Court considered a worker's compensation case where the trial court awarded permanent total disability benefits in accordance with the Workers' Compensation Act. In the second,...

 

HTMLSelf Defense in Civil Suit; Firm Venue
Thomas Benjamin Humphries; Sirote & Permutt, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
This week's Alabama Law Weekly Update discusses two decisions recently entered by the Alabama Supreme Court. In the first case, the Court considered a summary judgment entered in Tuscaloosa Circuit Court in favor of a defendant accused of civil assault and battery. In the second, the Court weighed...

 

HTMLSpecific Performance Inappropriate; Gambling Order Upheld
Joshua "JJ" Gotlieb; Sirote Permutt P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we present for your consideration two decisions released by Alabama courts. In the first, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reviewed the awarding of specific performance of a contract in connection with the construction and delivery of a display for a...

 

HTMLSupreme Court of Canada Confirms Exclusivity of Montreal Convention on Airline Liability
Elise Clavert, Laura Easton, Prasad Taksal; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
On October 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada, with a 5-2 majority, held that Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (the “Montreal Convention”) provides exclusive recourse against airlines for claims arising in the course of international...

 

HTMLLegal Blogs We Enjoy: Nominations for the 2014 Clawbies
Laura Easton; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
Nothing signals the approach of the holidays like eggnog lattes, gingerbread, frenzied mall traffic and of course, the Clawbies! Since 2006, the annual Canadian Law Blog Awards has been recognizing outstanding blogs from the Canadian legal industry. The nomination process is open to the public.

 

HTMLCompany Directors Jailed After Employee Death
Catrina Webster; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
There is a rising trend towards holding supervisors and managers legally responsible for accidents in the workplace. On January 13, 2015, New Mex Canada Inc., an Ontario importer and retailer of furniture and accessories, was fined $250,000 and two of its directors have been jailed for 25 days,...

 

HTMLCourt of Appeal Confirms Counsel’s Role in Assisting Expert Witnesses
Katherine A. Ruta; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
On January 29, 2015, the Court of Appeal affirmed counsel’s role in assisting experts with preparation of their expert witness reports for trial. In a controversial decision handed down by Madam Justice Wilson of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in January 2014, counsel’s practice...

 

HTMLMoore v Getahun : No Wall of Silence Between Experts and Counsel
Peter K. Doody, Heather Pessione; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
An important decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal was released on January 29, 2015 overturning a trial decision which was critical of consultations between counsel and expert witnesses in preparing their reports.

 


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