Law and Government

Top White Collar Cop Inspects Dodd-Frank

We talked recently with the state’s top securities regulator about the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act, designed—with many policy details still to be...

Oil Spill Panel Unloads

The national panel charged with assessing the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill issued its report last month, calling for widespread reforms in...

A Voice in the Ear of the Legislature

Lobbyist might not top the list of Career Day aspirations, but Beth Marietta Lyons sees her natural progression from lawyer to Goat...

Drummond Sues Plaintiff Lawyer in Death Case

Birmingham-based Drummond Co. has filed suit against a noted labor lawyer, claiming that the attorney defamed the company by saying in legal...

Pine Trees v. Classrooms

A federal judge has ruled that Alabama’s long-challenged property tax structure might inherently widen the gap between the state’s haves and have-nots, ...

Alabama Judge Slams Door on Bank’s Foreclosure

For the first time an Alabama court recently joined the ranks of a growing number of state courts that have ruled in favor of...

Advocate for Alabama Cities

In these challenging economic times, towns and cities need all the help they can get to meet budgets and carry out essential services....

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