Alabama

Alabama (/ˌæləˈbæmə/) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. At 1,300 miles (2,100 km), Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation.From the American Civil War until World War II, Alabama, like many Southern states, suffered economic hardship, in part because of continued dependence on agriculture.
Posts about Alabama
  • Brad Botes Named A Best Lawyer In America

    … Our friend and partner, Brad Botes, has been named a Best Lawyer in America. Read about it here . We all know Brad as a man of prodigious talent and his repertoire is extensive; however, tooting his own horn apparently exceeds that talent and repertoire. Therefore, let me offer my humble assistance. This prestigious honor is based upon peer…

    Ed Woods/ Bond and Botes- 14 readers -
  • Alabama Court Cancels Alabama Use Tax Assessment Against Scholastic Book Clubs

    … In an order issued on August 18, 2017, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama canceled an assessment of use tax issued against Scholastic Book Clubs, concluding that Scholastic, represented by partner David Bertoni, lacked sufficient contacts with Alabama to be required to collect and remit tax. The court found that the activities…

    Brann & Isaacson- 17 readers -
  • B&I Attorneys Tackle Local Tax Issues In State Tax Notes Article

    … Managing partner Martin I. Eisenstein and attorney Jamie Szal, who recently joined Brann & Isaacson after practicing state and local tax law in Massachusetts, have written a news article for State Tax Notes on “The L in SALT: Limits on Local Jurisdiction to Tax,” which discusses the constitutional analysis applicable to taxes imposed…

    Brann & Isaacson- 13 readers -
  • Can You Be Removed from an Overbooked Flight?

    …, not having proper ID, smoking, bad body odor, inappropriate clothing and failure to obey instructions of crew members. A complete list appears below. Can United have police remove a passenger because he won’t give up his seat? Probably not. Implied in the rule is that instructions from crew members must be lawful. Since United’s overbooking policy only…

    Due Diligence- 26 readers -
  • Fatal Car Accident Numbers Rose Again in 2016

    … increased by 23%, Alaska by 29%, Hawaii by 27%, Texas by 7%, and New Mexico by a whopping 34%. Figures for three states remained consistent, while twelve states recorded decreases. In fact, five less-populous states (Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) showed improvements in the double digits. NHTSA has broken down these numbers…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 14 readers -
  • Recent Study Shows Slight Decrease in Alabama Medical Debt

    … debt as of 2015. In Alabama, the percentage is 30 percent compared to the national rate of 23.8 percent. Past Due Medical Debt in Alabama In 2012, Alabama had 33.3 percent so the study shows there has been a decrease. The study does not speculate on why the level of debt dropped but did point out another study conducted in 2016 that looked…

    Gail Donaldson/ Bond and Botes- 11 readers -
  • A Tribute to My Friend, Tony McClain

    … We seem to have lost our fair share of our sisters and brothers of the bar this year. Perhaps it is just being older that makes me feel the loss as keenly as I do. But on the first day of this new year, we lost Tony McClain, General Counsel for the Alabama State Bar and my friend. This loss has left me feeling hollow despite the fact I know my…

    Bond and Botes- 17 readers -
  • How Much Do We Charge For Bankruptcy?

    … We get calls from people almost every day asking how much we charge to file bankruptcy. They have apparently already decided, perhaps upon the advice of a friend or family member, that they need to file bankruptcy and are making their way through a list of law firms asking this question alone to determine who they can pay the least…

    Bradford Botes/ Bond and Botes- 20 readers -
  • Make It What Again?

    … Trump. The meeting did not occur at Fox News, but rather she had to travel to his penthouse, in essence, to kiss the ring. Her belief was that after the meeting, his attacks would stop. There is nothing more chilling to the First Amendment than reporters reporting while under fear. There is nothing more frightening to the First Amendment…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Hyundai Sunroof Recalls

    …. Sonatas covered in this recall were manufactured at Hyundai’s Alabama plant from May 28, 2014, through March 18, 2016. Sonata Hybrids made in Alabama from December 8th, 2014 through August 18th, 2015 are also in question. Hyundai explains that a wind deflector anchor plate in front of the sunroof wasn’t properly secured to the vehicle. When…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • What is the Median Income in my State and Why Does It Matter?

    … of 4: $68,298.00/yr. Median Income in Mississippi The median income figures as of 11/1/2016 for MS are: Household of 1: $36,589.00/yr. Household of 2: $46,130.00/yr. Household of 3: $49,983.00/yr. Household of 4: $60,420.00/yr. Median Income in Alabama The median income figures as of 11/1/2016 for AL are: Household of 1: $42,934.00/yr…

    Bond and Botes- 20 readers -
  • Curtis “Cleve” Reding, Jr. Has Passed Away

    … of Mr. Reding as a lawyer, administrator and friend. Mr. Reding was dedicated to his Lord and Savior and his church. According to his obituary, he helped found Grace@Bell Road Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama, and loved his church family. In addition to his family and his church, Mr. Reding liked nothing more than to be out golfing…

    Bond and Botes- 16 readers -
  • DOJ Whacks Regions Bank $52mm (Qui Tam Post)

    … Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Regions Bank must pay $52.4 million to settle charges that it was underwriting shoddy loans. The Birmingham, Alabama bank that underwrote loans is accused or writing loans that it knew couldn’t pass FHA and HUD guidelines. The case was brought under the federal False Claims Act…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
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