Politics and Law

Top Dollar Jury Awards

In Alabama’s largest jury award of the past five years  — $140 million — a Baldwin County jury was outraged that a woman died...

Crackdown Still Hard on Business

Paul Moore vividly remembers when House Bill 56 was approved.  “We lost a lot of good people, ” Moore says. “The ones who...

Investors Beware

Back in 2010, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., a securities underwriting firm, began selling $39 million in bonds on behalf of...

New Game Board for Overtime Pay

We spoke with Jenna Bedsole, a specialist in labor and employment law, to get her insights on recent federal policy changes that...

Front Line Answer Man

In hindsight, there was a particularly fortuitous moment that impacted Mark Crosswhite’s career like no other. It came when he showed up the...

Writing for the Judge

Lawyers are lionized in movies for their abilities as orators, but in real life, it’s their gifts for crafting written arguments that...

Legal Advice From on High

When Ken Riley, a Birmingham liability lawyer, goes out to survey an automobile accident scene, he usually takes his camera-equipped drone...

Whistleblowers

In 2011, Blake Percival of Montgomery made a difficult choice. He sued his former employer.  Percival had worked more than a decade...

Countdown to Showdown Over Alabama One

The Ides of March could mark the end of a long and bitter feud for control of the Tuscaloosa-based Alabama One Credit Union, ...

Battling Big Pharma

Suing pharmaceutical companies on behalf of consumers is some of the main work of Dee Miles, a partner with the Montgomery-based plaintiff law...

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A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.