Courts in Alabama
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Alabama's circuit courts hear a variety of civil and criminal matters, while Alabama's district courts handle cases related to real property, torts, contracts, small claims, and civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds $3,000 but is less than $10,000. Both circuit and district courts can hear adoption, child support and child custody cases, and other juvenile matters. Several cities have established Alabama municipal courts that handle violation of city ordinance and criminal cases. Alabama's probate courts have jurisdiction over estates, wills, name changes, and guardianship issues. Alabama's appeals court doesn't hear cases and only reviews decisions made by lower courts for legal or procedural errors. The Supreme Court of Alabama is the state's highest court and has the authority to review all decisions made by lower courts.
Other than juvenile court records, Alabama's court records are available to the public. Some Alabama court documents can be obtained via the state's Just One Look database (https://pa.alacourt.com/,) including those in criminal, civil, small claims, traffic, domestic relations, and child support cases. However, there is a charge for this service. To obtain copies of Alabama's public court records, contact the clerk of courts for the county you are seeking records from.
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19, Aug 2014 - Federal judge rules Alabama abortion law unconstitutional
A law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday, concluding in an extensive 172-page opinion that a “climate of extreme hostility” toward abortion already makes it difficult for doctors to perform and for women to access...
19, Aug 2014 - Etowah, AL Emergency Transfer Request Denied in Kosher Prison Food Case
A federal judge rejected a request by a Venezuelan Jewish detainee for an emergency transfer from an Alabama prison over complaints that it was not providing kosher meals. Click here for the rest of the article...
19, Aug 2014 - Judge rules Alabama abortion clinic law is unconstitutional
Frances Burns MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- An Alabama law that could close three of the five abortion clinics in the state is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday.
19, Aug 2014 - Judge: Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional
Montgomery, Ala. — A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.
19, Aug 2014 - Cleveland, AL Bills DT Dareus enters pre-trial drug program
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, granted a leave from the team after failing a conditioning test, entered a pre-trial drug program in an effort to have felony drug charges dismissed. According to Buffalo's WKBW.com, Dareus was in court Monday in Alabama over charges filed following a May 5 arrest in Cleburne County, Ala. The website reported that Dareus was accepted into a pre ...
19, Aug 2014 - Range, AL Christian & Small Partner Elected to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Associat
Sharon Stuart elected to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA). (PRWeb July 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Top-Law-Firm-Alabama/Christian-and-Small/prweb12051978.htm
19, Aug 2014 - Dallas, AL Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama
A judge on Friday convicted Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his Alabama hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term that could interrupt the player's bid to restart his career. Municipal Judge Billy Cook convicted McClain on the misdemeanor counts after a non-jury trial that lasted about three hours. McClain was accused of yelling an obscenity ...
19, Aug 2014 - Suit over student's death to become federal case
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a student shot to death by a University of South Alabama police officer says a lawsuit in the case is moving from state court to federal court.
19, Aug 2014 - Judge: Ala. abortion clinic law unconstitutional
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.
19, Aug 2014 - Brand-Name Drug Makers' Liability for Generics Upheld by Ala. Court
The ruling allows an Alabama man who claims he was injured by a generic version of the heartburn drug Reglan to bring suit against Pfizer (which bought Wyeth, the company that originally produced Reglan), even though the man never actually took any of the drugs manufactured by the company, The Wall Street Journal reports.
19, Aug 2014 - Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision on August 15, 2014, re-affirmed that patients can sue drug makers who mislead doctors into believing that prescription medicines the companies market do not cause harmful side‑effects.  The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and the decision came after the Supreme Court ruled against the drug makers in that same ...
19, Aug 2014 - Alabama law restricting abortion doctors ruled unconstitutional
A federal court judge in Birmingham handed down the opinion Monday.
19, Aug 2014 - Alabama Judge Rules Abortion Clinic Law Unconstitutional
Just a few days after a court in Mississippi struck down a similar law
19, Aug 2014 - VA employee in Alabama charged with sexual abuse
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Veterans Administration employee is charged with sexual abuse of a mentally disabled volunteer. Federal court records showed Tuesday that 44-year-old Eric Allen of Auburn was being held on a charge of sexual abuse.
19, Aug 2014 - Federal judge strikes down Alabama abortion clinic law
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Monday that state lawmakers exceeded their authority when they passed a law last year requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges.
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