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Battling Big Pharma

Battling Big Pharma

January 2016
Obama EPA Gets Heavy

Obama EPA Gets Heavy

August 2015
Again Miss Nina Speaks Out

Again Miss Nina Speaks Out

August 2015
How to Protect and Mine Your IP

How to Protect and Mine Your IP

Building good fences around your intellectual property is only part of it. Capitalizing on, auditing for and cultivating IP in the workplace are profit centers. Not to mention avoiding a costly lawsuit because you didn’t do a simple search.

April 2015
BP’s “Well from Hell” and a Very Big Class Action

BP’s “Well from Hell” and a Very Big Class Action

Mobile attorney Robert Cunningham reprises a trial-team view, representing plaintiffs in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

April 2015
What Builders Want from the Legislature

What Builders Want from the Legislature

Construction leaders balk at asking the Legislature for a special bond issue. A fix for frail highway funding has not emerged. But builders will ask the legislators for a workforce training bill and revision of bid laws to allow a construction-manager-at-risk option for large public works projects.

March 2015
Counsel to the Contestant

Counsel to the Contestant

Andalusia attorney Bill Alverson has established a national reputation in his sideline practice of coaching beauty pageant contestants.

February 2015
McUsury Land

McUsury Land

Alabama has four times as many payday lenders as McDonald’s restaurants and more title loan lenders, per capita, than any other state. Reformers hope 2015 is the year they finally put a cap on the 300 to 456 percent interest rates allowed to Alabama’s payday and title lenders.

January 2015
Long Road to Tax Fairness

Long Road to Tax Fairness

Passed in the last session, the Tax Fairness Act was the product of years of legislative evolution. Small business played a big part, scaling back outsized reform.

January 2015
State of the Uninsured

State of the Uninsured

As state Medicaid overhaul nears completion, Gov. Bentley stands pat on not expanding coverage. Meanwhile, the uninsured still check in to emergency rooms, and hospitals get reimbursed 75 percent less for treating them.

December 2014