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Communicating with Your Ex About Covid-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation is unlike any other, some of the skills developed through previous discussions of custody and visitation arrangements might contribute to everyone’s well-being.

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What Steps Should Employers Take to Stop the Spread of Covid-19?

As COVID-19 has plagued the United States, business leaders in every industry have gotten a crash course in virus prevention measures. Unfortunately, for many, the information regarding best practices has been confusing or even contradictory. Whether you’re an employee, a manager or a business owner, it is critical to know about the steps that should be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus at your workplace.

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Greg Ritchey Secures 2014 Top Ten Judgment for A Construction Client

Toward the end of 2014, the Birmingham Business Journal published the largest court judgments in Birmingham, Alabama according to ACBJ Leads data, which gathers weekly figures from local government records. In 2014, Greg Ritchey secured the number 10 spot on the list with a judgment amount of $572,590.00 for a construction client, Morris Inc. The case involved a construction dispute related to the assembly of towers, equipment and chutes.

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Eleventh Circuit Win for Employer

The Eleventh Circuit ruled favorably in an employment discrimination case defended by Greg Ritchey. It was successfully argued that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama correctly entered a summary judgment for the employer-defendant. At the trial level, the court ruled that the employee’s supervisor did not discriminate against the employee and that the supervisor was not aware of the alleged comparator’s like or similar conduct.

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Are Workplace Post-Accident Investigative Reports Discoverable?

Generally, documents and tangible things otherwise discoverable, which are prepared in anticipation of litigation or trial by or for another party or by or for that other party’s representative, are protected as work product and are not ordinarily discoverable. See Rule 26(b)(3), Ala. R. Civ. P.

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Supreme Court Rules that A One-Time Purchase Was Insufficient Basis for Personal Jurisdiction.

In a case that was orally argued in front of the Supreme Court of Alabama by one of the lawyers at Ritchey & Ritchey, P.A., the Supreme Court on a Petition for Writ of Mandamus, granted the writ finding that a one-time purchase was an insufficient basis for personal jurisdiction over an out of state company.

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Sexual Harassment in The Workplace Can Be a Serious Claim

Many employers are faced with claims of sexual harassment in the workplace. While the claims are serious, if an employer has taken steps to protect against sexual harassment, it will be in a better position to defend itself. Ritchey & Ritchey, P.A. has successfully argued summary judgment motions for an employer, even where the accusations involved a supervisor.

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Claims Against Co-Employees

Sometimes in the course of a Workers Compensation claims, co-employees are also sued. Ritchey & Ritchey, P.A. has successfully defended such claims. Chapter 5 of Title 25 of the Alabama Code, 1975, known as the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”), provides as follows:

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