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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – The VLP and a Tractor

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Mrs. Annie Taylor learned she was being sued for conversion when a man appeared at her apartment door and handed her a notice requiring her attendance in Tuscaloosa County Small Claims Court. The man told her she was being sued and that the lawsuit was scheduled for trial.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Getting Paid: Retention and Compensation of Special Counsel in Bankruptcy

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Ignorance of the law is no excuse. We all learned that in law school. Still, you don’t know what you don’t know. And when it comes to bankruptcy law, too many of us just don’t know some basics, like how to protect your fee. Non-bankruptcy lawyers routinely represent debtors or their litigation opponents in non-bankruptcy disputes, such as personal injury claims. To comply with your duty to competently represent clients who are in bankruptcy or litigating against a debtor, and to protect your fee, know these fundamentals.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Subchapter V: A New Reorganization Model for Small Businesses

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy has been a graveyard for far too many small businesses. Too often, small businesses enter a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case only to have the bankruptcy case subsequently dismissed or converted to liquidation in Chapter 7.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Bankruptcy Sales (and Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives) for Buying and Selling Distressed Assets

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Rising interest rates, inflation, and a global economic slowdown create the perfect storm, pushing some companies into financial distress. These conditions can also create opportunities for investors to make strategic acquisitions of distressed assets.

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Your Weekly Reminder to S.T.O.P. and Take Care of Yourself

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by Lynn D. Hogewood This is your weekly reminder to pause to take care of yourself. Here’s a suggestion for a scientifically proven wellness strategy in the middle of the day: S.T.O.P.

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Free Legal Assistance Available for Residents of Autauga and Dallas Counties

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January 18, 2023 For Immediate Release A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for Alabama homeowners and renters who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred…

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Supreme Court Of Alabama Welcomes New Justice Greg Cook and Re-elected Justice Kelli Wise

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Montgomery, Ala. – The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold an Investiture and Oath of Office ceremony today to welcome newly-elected Justice Gregory C. “Greg” Cook and re-elected Justice A. Kelli Wise.

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Health and Wellness: Evaluating Values to Start The New Year

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By Erik Heninger Welcome to the New Year! If you’re like me, you’ve taken a moment to reflect on the past twelve months and, if you’re an optimist, settle on “two or…

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Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

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The term self-care has been used a lot lately, and lawyers can often scoff at the notion.  So, to set the stage for these tips for the holiday season, a basic definition…

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Rebuttal: Alabama’s Gubernatorial and Legislative Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic Were Valid, Constitutional, and Appropriate

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As a lawyer who defends healthcare providers that continued to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, I take a different view from my opposing counsel who published an article in the September edition of The Alabama Lawyer.[i] See David Wirtes, Jr., Joseph D. Steadman, Aaron N. Maples, & Joseph D. Wirtes, Are There Constitutional Issues with Alabama’s Gubernatorial and Legislative Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic?, 83 Ala. Law. 311 (Sept. 2022) (the “September Article”).

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