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Punitive Damages And Maritime Injury Law

Maritime workers along the waterways of the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers deal with dangerous working situations regularly. Long hours toiling on ships, boats and other vessels, while working around heavy machinery and on wet and slippery surfaces presents many safety challenges. If you are injured while performing your work duties, you likely have the right […] Read More

Cruise Ships Return To Mobile

For the first time since 2011, cruise ships will be returning to Alabama. Cruise ships are now making Mobile a scheduled stop, a boon to the local economy and an opportunity for residents to begin cruises closer to home. Cruises promise relaxation, entertainment, plenty of food and interesting ports of call. Most of the time, […] Read More

Eleventh Circuit Decision Shows That Insurance Bad Faith Persists In Alabama

In Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. v. Mr. Charlie Adventures, LLC, a case arising out of Mobile, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insured presented sufficient evidence to go to the jury on whether the insurance company committed bad faith. Here are the facts: The plaintiff, Mr. Charlie Adventures suffered a boat fire and reported […] Read More

In Bad Faith Lawsuits Against Insurance Companies Policyholders Are Usually Entitled To The Claim File

In bad faith cases against insurance companies, policyholders are usually entitled to see a copy of the insurance company’s claims file, even if an attorney is involved. Cedell v. Farmers Insurance Company of Washington, a case out of Washington state, provides a good example. In this case, the Washington Supreme Court held that in a […] Read More