Wrongful Death

A federal court in Alabama ruled that a tort case brought by the parents of a woman who died by suicide against the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her should be stayed pending certification to the Alabama Supreme Court the question of whether “suicide is an intervening cause that breaks the chain of causation stemming from a defendant’s intentional tort.”

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Congressman Testifies in Alabama Gerrymandering Trial

In a trial to determine whether or not Alabama racially gerrymandered some of its congressional districts, U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne testified the four congressional maps proposed by the 10 black voters suing the state would “destroy” the ability of representatives to effectively serve their constituents.

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