Law and Government

Brute Forces Unchanged in Poultry, Suit Claims

Koch Foods Inc., one of a handful of giant food companies that dominate chicken production in the U.S., is defendant in a civil rights...

Monopoly Has Stranglehold on Radiopharmaceuticals, Suit Claims

Plaintiffs in an anti-trust suit in U.S. District Court in Mobile say one of the largest makers of radiology medicine in the country is...

Flora-Bama Rolls Tide in Florida Court

The Flora-Bama, the little landmark Alabama bar on the Gulf coast, will have its day in court against broadcast giant Viacom, following an Oct....

Alabama’s New Equal Pay Law — A Compliance Resource

Alabama has now joined a growing number of states that have recently enacted pay equity laws. In all, 49 states have an equal pay...

A Hall of Fame $11.8 Billion Win for Alabama

A judgment of $11.8 billion against ExxonMobil on behalf of the State of Alabama recently won the state's attorney firm in that case a...

What Businesses Should Know in Labor and Employment

The workplace is constantly evolving, and it is challenging to keep up with the regulations that impact businesses, both large and small. Balch &...

Family Farm Relief Bill Proposed by Jones, Grassley Signed into Law

Bipartisan legislation to help family farmers avoid bankruptcy has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Alabama Opens Euro Economic Development Site

The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s efforts to attract European companies considering...

Online Dental Work? AL Officials Don’t Smile, Get Sued

Alabama is one of only two states whose dental boards have challenged SmileDirectClub, the fast-growing e-commerce upstart that sells tooth-straightening procedures by way of the internet.

Mine Workers Sue for $933 Million, Claim Defendant and Walter Energy “Under Common Control”

Trustees of the United Mine Workers of America pension plan sued, on August 6, a Bahamian insurance company with alleged ties to bankrupt Walter...

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