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Former Selma City Treasurer Wins Lawsuit Against Former Selma Mayor

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A long running dispute between two former Selma city officials comes to an end — after nearly four years litigation. Former City Treasurer Ronita Wade sued former mayor Darrio Melton in federal court — and won. Wade was removed from the job by Melton during his tenure — and reinstated by the city council —…

Alabama trying to revive lawsuit over Confederate monument

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama attorney general’s office is trying to revive its lawsuit over the removal of a Confederate monument from outside the county courthouse in the city of Huntsville. The state claims in court documents that a judge shouldn’t have dismissed the suit just because someone anonymously paid a $25,000 fine that was owed by Madison County…

Suit Accuses Alabama Housing Authority of Racial Segregation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The federal government has filed suit accusing an Alabama housing program of segregating residents by race in low-income apartments. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the Housing Authority of Ashland and three companies that were identified as owners of apartments in the Clay County town. The suit alleges officials purposely have divided residents by race since…

City of Montgomery Settles Panhandling Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center announced Tuesday the city of Montgomery has settled a lawsuit on behalf of people who pandhandle. The lawsuit was filed in February by the SPLC, ACLU of Alabama, and the National Homelessness Law Center on behalf of people who panhandle filed the lawsuit last February. As part of the settlement the city of Montgomery will…

Trump Campaign Retreats from Key Claim in Pennsylvania Suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central part of its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania. Democrat Joe Biden captured the state to help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee…

Family of 8-year-old Killed in Riverchase Galleria Shooting Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

1/3King Williams Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Demetrius Jackson Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Courtesy: ABC 33/40 Montez Moses Miracle Coleman Show Caption Hide Caption The family of 8-year-old Royta Giles Jr. has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. Giles was killed during a shooting inside of the mall on July 3rd. The family filed a lawsuit…

Inmates Sue Prison Guards After Being Beaten While Cuffed

Two previously beaten Elmore Correctional Facility inmates, Cortney Rolley and Christopher Hampton are suing the prison guard who assaulted them as well as other employees of the facility who conspired to conceal the assault. Authorities say Sgt. Ulysses Oliver Jr. the guard who beat the two inmates faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to assaulting…