Politics and Law

Top Dollar Jury Awards

1. Mannsfeld v. Ineos Americas LLC, et al Most people—on a good day—might be lucky to get a penny for their...

What are Two Huge Economic Coups Worth?

Our May issue for the year 2002 reported the April 1 announcement by Hyundai Motor Co. that it would build a $1 billion...

Our Newest Capital Immigrants

During the past several years, international companies have made major investments in Alabama, helping to transform the state’s economic landscape. For...

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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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.