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The Alabama Supreme Court recently released Ex parte Thomas Hayes, ___ So. 3d ___ [Ms. No. 1070315, March 18, 2011] (Ala. 2011), a decision that provides practitioners with much-needed clarification for what the Court requires in order to have an injury to a scheduled body part compensated outside the schedule. Many lawyers will recognize that…

“How are the mighty fallen” might be an appropriate way to describe the bizarre story of the former Virginia governor and his wife. Bob and Maureen McDonnell were convicted on numerous counts of public corruption involving gifts of expensive clothing, a Rolex watch, vacations, golf and cash. A federal jury found the former governor and his…

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana attorney who hates socks and has a habit of appearing in court with bare feet stuffed into his shoes faces possible sanctions if he shows up without them again in court. In a directive issued in an Aug. 26 court order, Blackford Circuit Judge Dean A. Young addresses Todd Glickfield’s courtroom…

In an interesting story making news in Alabama, a lawsuit is challenging whether the Alabama Dental Practice Act is constitutional. The law says only a licensed dentist can offer teeth-whitening services. Read the Full Story Here

On July 1st of each year, the Alabama Commissioner of Labor determines the State’s average weekly wage to used in relation to injuries occurring on the job on or after July 1 of that year. Subject to maximum and minimum rates, temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are paid to workers in Alabama who are injured…

By Victoria Schneider of The Cooper Firm posted in Social Media on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. The Internet gives us access to much information. With social networking we can see what people are doing and sometimes even where they are located at an exact moment. Although this ability to see into people’s lives may be…

By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com Think your job is tough? Just be glad it doesn’t involve the word, “Timber!” New information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the deadliest jobs in America in 2012. There were 4,383 fatal work injuries in America last year, down from 4,693 in 2011. Here’s a look at the most…

If you’ve read my blog entry regarding the Top Ten list of things that need to be changed about the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, you’ve seen the problem with “scheduled injuries.” Scheduled injuries are listed in Ala. Code § 25-5-57(a)(3). “The schedule” contains a list of various body parts that can be injured on the…