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LCHC Prevails In Skylight Fall

Danny Collier successfully defended Alabama property owner sued by worker who fell through skylight in warehouse roof.  The billboard company’s employee fell through a skylight and suffered serious injuries.  The injured plaintiff filed a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the building, and against the owner’s tenant.  After the owner filed suit against the […]

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Florida Legal Updates – January 2016

Rock You Like A Hurricane State Farm Florida Insurance Company v. Moody Damage caused by tornados and other meteorological events occurring as a result of a hurricane system fall within hurricane coverage endorsements found in many Florida insurance policies. In early December, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal issued a ruling favoring insurance companies […]

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Mississippi Legal Updates – January 2016

Liar, Liar…No Minimum Coverage? Safeway Insurance Company v. Dukes et al If policy holder makes a false or material misrepresentation on application, entire policy may be void and the statutory minimum does not have to be covered. In this case, Safeway Insurance issued the plaintiff an automobile insurance policy for her car. The plaintiff’s boyfriend […]

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Alabama Legal Updates – January 2016

Always Arbitration Federal Insurance Company v. Kert Reedstrom Alabama Supreme Court again reverses denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration. Plaintiff entered into a written employment agreement whereby he would serve as executive director of a Mental Health Board. While Plaintiff was employed, the Mental Health Board held an insurance policy that protected certain officers and […]

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Mississippi Legal Updates – December 2015

Move It, or Lose It Hanco Corporation v. Goldman Defendant did not assert workers compensation defense in a timely manner and lost the exclusive remedy In Hanco Corporation v. Goldman, the Plaintiff’s husband was killed in a work accident where three workers were buried alive underneath dirt and claim while installing a sewer line. The decedent worker was […]

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Florida Legal Updates – December 2015

That’s Right… There Is More Time to Sue! Cypress Fairway Condo. v. Bergeron Const. Co. Inc. Florida Court Clarifies Statue of Repose for Construction Defect Claims Recently the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal addressed whether a construction contract is complete under section 95.11(3)(c), Florida Statutes on the date the final application for payment is made or […]

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Alabama Legal Updates – December 2015

Arbitration Unavoidable Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., and Robert Shackleford v. Paul D. Jones and Eleanor G. Jones. Arbitration compelled where claims dependent on the contract containing arbitration provision. In Ameriprise, the petitioner sought reversal of the trial court’s refusal to compel arbitration of the plaintiffs’ tort-of-outrage claim. At issue was an agreement between the defendant and decedent Charles […]

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Associate Attorney Position Available

We have an opening for an attorney in our Pensacola office, with 2-5 years of experience in Civil Litigation. Florida Bar membership required; FL & AL Bar preferred. Send resume to: info@lchclaw.com, Attn: Office Manager.

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Alabama Legal Updates – March 2015

Divided Alabama Supreme Court Resolves Unusual Case Without Opinion March 27, 2015: In Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., et al., v. Jacklyn McMahon, on appeal from the Montgomery Circuit Court (1121542; CV-08-00360), Justice Parker delivered the 5-4 decision of the Alabama Supreme Court: “AFFIRMED. NO OPINION.” Justice Bolin’s dissent was instructive. In McMahon v. Yamaha Motor […]

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Mississippi Legal Updates – March 2015

Mississippi Lien Law In 2014, Mississippi enacted new laws concerning construction liens against real property. See Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated § 85-7-401, et seq. The grounds and procedure for establishing construction liens against real property are outlined below. 1. Who may claim a lien? Persons furnishing labor, services or materials with respect to real […]

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