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.
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  • 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

    … by local home rule jurisidictions, as found in such states as Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, and Louisiana. In the article, Eisenstein and Szal suggest that Commerce Clause nexus, as both a practical and a legal matter, must be determined by reference to an entity’s contacts to the local jurisdiction alone, and not the state as a whole. The full article can be read here. The post B&I Attorneys Tackle Local Tax Issues In State Tax Notes Article appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Can You Be Removed from an Overbooked Flight?

    …. Although she didn’t resist, police in Montgomery, Alabama arrested her anyway. Her refusal to give up a seat provides valuable lessons for today’s airline passengers. Fast forward to 2017 and the advent of cell phone cameras. No airline wants a public relations nightmare. United Airline’s stock dropped by almost $1 billion as a result of the bad…

    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…

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  • 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?

    … term in office and who could forget the 8 years of Ronald Reagan. The first Gulf War with George H.W. Bush as President and the 8 years of Bill Clinton with the Monica Lewinsky scandal are now distant memories. The second war against Iraq and the collapse of our economy with George W. Bush, followed by 8 years Barack Obama are now…

    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…

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  • Curtis “Cleve” Reding, Jr. Has Passed Away

    … Friends, our bar lost a pillar of our bankruptcy community over the past weekend. On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Curtis “Cleve” Reding, Jr. passed away after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Reding served as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Middle District of Alabama for over thirty years. As consumer bankruptcy attorneys, Mr. Reding taught us…

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  • DOJ Whacks Regions Bank $52mm (Qui Tam Post)

    … a lawsuit in the name of the government. If the case is successful, the whistleblower can earn an award of up to 30% of whatever the government collects. (If the government takes over the case and prosecutes, awards are between 15% and 25%.) In underwriting cases, the typical qui tam whistleblower in the lending industry is a loan originator, appraiser…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Medicare Fraud: Pharmacy Owner Obstructs Audit

    … with criminal obstruction of the audit. At his arraignment he entered into a plea agreement and pleaded guilty. As part of his plea agreement, Logan admitted that he profited over a million dollars by using non-FDA approved ingredients in his compounded products. When sentenced, Logan faces five years in prison. Sentencing has been set…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
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