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Ezell's Catfish on the River

Ezell's Catfish on the River

Ezell’s became a restaurant in the 1950s, but its history goes back to riverboats and fish fries on the hunting camp lawn.

Re-equipping the Underemployed

Re-equipping the Underemployed

A new Innovate Birmingham initiative helps disciplined workers move from menial to meaningful.

Diving into City Hall

Diving into City Hall

The new mayor of Birmingham outlines his opening agenda, including a “deep dive into...employee morale.”

Major League Scouts Assay Alabama

Major League Scouts Assay Alabama

Baseball talent will arise anew this summer as Hoover’s Met Complex becomes the landing site for 150 top high school baseball players being scrutinized by Major League Baseball team scouts, coaches and agents.

Should You Be Loved or Feared?

Should You Be Loved or Feared?

Is being liked or feared the best strategy for the modern workplace manager?

What's Coming in 2018

What's Coming in 2018

A governor’s race, major auto expansions, robots on combat ships

Chicken Law in High Court

Chicken Law in High Court

The latest lawsuit seeks to leap frog over the appellate level and go directly to the Supreme Court.

Top Stories of 2017

Top Stories of 2017

Factories rose, state unemployment hit a historic low and, for better or worse, Alabama made national headlines. Here’s our reckoning of the year’s top business stories.

Magic Classic Money Queried

Magic Classic Money Queried

MBA students wanting to study a complex business model with lots of moving parts and layers of political intrigue would do well to consider Birmingham’s Magic City Classic.

Career Notes, December 2017

Career Notes, December 2017

Who's moving up?

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NEWS AROUND ALABAMA

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

$1.7 million verdict upheld in Dollar General slip-and-fall case

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $1.7 million verdict for a customer injured by a fall in a Mobile County Dollar General store. The case goes back to July 9, 2012, when 60-year-old Deborah Revette slipped and fell at Dollar General's store No. 7853. She filed suit later that month and the case subsequently dragged on for four years in Mobile County Circuit Court under Judge Michael A. Youngpeter. Revette was represented by the Cunningham Bounds firm. – AL.com

Volkert’s Perry Hand Names Jerry Stump New CEO

Volkert Inc. has announced that current CEO and Chairman of the Board Perry Hand is stepping down as CEO and appointing President and COO Jerry Stump as his successor. Hand has led the nearly-century-old infrastructure engineering firm for seven years and has worked at the firm in leadership capacities since 1993. He remains as Chairman of the Board supporting the CEO. – News release

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