DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTIONS

DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ACTIONS

What is a declaratory judgment action? A declaratory judgment action is a lawsuit in which one of the parties to a dispute is attempting to determine its legal rights. In a declaratory judgment action, neither party is seeking a judgment for money damages. Instead,...

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement is a contract between a prospective groom and a prospective bride that becomes effective once they are married. The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to determine, prior to marriage, how assets would be...

THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT

THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act? The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that addresses minimum wages, overtime compensation, child labor, and equal payment for men and women who perform the same or essentially the same jobs. The Fair Labor Standards Act...

WHAT IS FORUM NON CONVENIENS?

WHAT IS FORUM NON CONVENIENS?

Forum non conveniens is a judicial doctrine (now incorporated into the Alabama Code) that permits either: 1. The dismissal of a lawsuit pending in Alabama, so that the same lawsuit can then be filed in a court in another state (Ala. Code § 6-5-430); or 2. The transfer...

RUNNERS’ RIGHTS – PART 2

RUNNERS’ RIGHTS – PART 2

Part 2 – Crosswalks — Who has the right-of-way? You are running down the sidewalk and come to a crosswalk. Are you supposed to stop or is the traffic supposed to stop for you? The answer to this question depends on whether there is a stop light. If there is a...