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THE TRUTH ABOUT WEEKS v. WYETH: It’s not “Innovator Liability”

By: Chris Hood The Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6‑3 decision on August 15, 2014, reaffirmed that patients can sue drugmakers who mislead doctors into believing that prescription medicines the companies market do not cause harmful side‑effects. The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and the decision came after the Supreme Court ruled against the drugmakers …

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Behind the Landmark Weeks Case

The plaintiff’s attorneys examine the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision on brand-drugmaker liability BIRMINGHAM, ALA: In a landmark decision, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled on January 11, 2013, that a patient who alleges injury from a generic prescription drug can sue makers of the brandname drug for failing to warn about the product’s risks. The ruling, …

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New Rules Allow Corporate Whistleblowers to Collect More Money

Several prominent corporate whistleblowers have recently been in the news, and now corporate whistleblowers can obtain even more money. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has increased the financial incentive for corporate whistleblowers to come forward. Due to several new rules, corporate whistleblowers can receive millions of dollars in reward money and obtain the money …

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FAQ for Alabama Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

At Heninger Garrison Davis, we have received questions and calls from Alabama employees and employers about the coronavirus pandemic. Many Alabama employers are fighting hard to figure out how they can survive without having to lay off employees. Employees are concerned about their job security and health. At Heninger Garrison Davis, our law firm is …

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Understanding Coronavirus Relief for Alabama Business Owners

Many Alabama businesses are facing extremely difficult choices caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With no money coming in, employers must decide whether they need to lay off their employees or, in some cases, close their businesses entirely. Congress recently passed a stimulus law that will allow certain business owners to seek loans and funding. However, …

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Official 2003 Report Predicted Rapid Growth on I-10 Corridor

by HGD Staff  As far back as 2003, a multi-state commission was developed to investigate and research the likely growth and expansion of Interstate-10 from coast to coast. Among those in the committee were major representatives and engineers from each state affected by I-10, including our very own Don Vaughn, a long-time transportation engineer for …

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