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Lawsuit: 83-year-old Woman Was Left in Senior Facility’s Van

The family of an 83-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama assisted living community accusing them of leaving the senior citizen in a van for six hours. News outlets report the lawsuit was filed against Elmcroft of Montgomery, LLC, following a field trip with other residents on Wednesday. Family members say workers at the facility called to say…

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama’s New Abortion Ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Alabama abortion providers seeking to overturn the nation’s most stringent abortion law. The lawsuit says the Alabama law to criminalize abortion…

Proud Boys Founder Sues SPLC Over Hate Group Label

The founder of a far-right men’s group called the Proud Boys is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling the organization a hate group. Gavin McInnes filed the defamation lawsuit Monday in federal court in Alabama. The lawsuit contends the designation is false and damaged his career. McInnes was a co-founder of Vice Media. He founded the Proud Boys,…

Judge Sets Trial Date for Suit Against Former Governor Bentley

Spencer Collier Suit can go forward

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by his one-time law enforcement secretary will go to trial in March. Court records show that Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin set a March 4 trial date for the case. Spencer Collier contends Bentley wrongfully fired him and then tried to discredit him with a sham state…

Alabama Elections Chief Sued for Blocking People on Twitter

Suit filed against Alabama Secretary of State

  A lawsuit has been filed against Alabama’s secretary of state for blocking people on Twitter. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by three people who said Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill had blocked them from his Twitter account “because of opinions they expressed or questions they asked.” American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama Director Randall Marshall said Merrill largely…

8 Alabama Inmates Ask for Execution by Nitrogen Gas

A lawsuit challenging Alabama’s lethal injection process has taken an unexpected turn after eight inmate plaintiffs asked to be put to death by the state’s new execution method: inhaling nitrogen gas. The Alabama attorney general’s office and lawyers for inmates submitted a joint motion Tuesday to dismiss the litigation. Lawyers said the inmates’ claims are moot, “because their executions will…

Contract To Sell Georgia Washington Middle School Expires

A lawsuit by the Alabama Education Association (AEA) challenging the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School to the Town of Pike Road has not yet been given a final ruling from a judge. However, Pike Road’s attorney says the sale has already been called off. Attorney Doyle Fuller, says the sale of the school has been terminated after the contract…

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway Version

The estate of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel. The federal lawsuit filed this week in Alabama argues that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book. It asks a judge to enforce part of the contract for the play. The suit…

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Limestone County in Response to Opioid Epidemic

Beasley Allen has filed its fourth lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors on behalf of an Alabama city or county government. The complaint, filed on behalf of Limestone County, Alabama, alleges the marketing of these drugs contributed to the creation of the opioid epidemic, a public health and safety crisis. In December, Beasley Allen filed two similar lawsuits on behalf…

Lead Academy Charter School Sued By AEA

A lawsuit is standing in the way of what could be Montgomery’s First Charter School. Lead Academy is supposed to open its doors Fall 2018, but the Alabama Education Association  is challenging the decision by the Alabama Public Charter School Commission to authorize the school. The lawsuit alleges several flaws with the charter, including a claim that the school’s plan does…