A St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to a California woman in the latest verdict against Baby Powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson for its role in causing her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Sick, dying, medicated, or deceased; we can’t always predict when life changing events will come. Will a court or someone you don’t know have to make decisions for you during those events? Will a court tell you or your family what to do, or would you like to make those decision now while you still can?
Most of us do not enjoy being told what we can and cannot do with our own land, but it’s often a reality. If you have chosen to live in a community that has implemented subdivision and/or zoning authority, you may eventually need a tool called a “variance”. Keep in mind that jurisdiction may have a very detailed and vast requirement for variance approval particular to your very property.
You may have seen how the face of your downtown area has been improving? Alabama law allows Cities to create a public corporation for the purpose of revitalizing a downtown area. That entity is a Redevelopment Authority. Some call that entity the “RDA”. Many areas of the State have taken advantage of this valuable tool to benefit both local business and local government alike.
If you’ve ever been a landlord in the state of Alabama, you will certainly agree that it comes with his own share of headaches. You might even ask yourself whether or not landlords in Alabama have any real rights against tenants who abuse the privilege of leasing the property.