Birmingham attorney appointed Jefferson County probate judge

James P. "Jim" Naftel, a shareholder at Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, has been appointed probate judge in Jefferson County. Naftel was appointed to the probate judge role for place 1, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime Presiding Prob.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 1st, 2020

Judge overturns Alabama law in Birmingham Confederate memorial case

A federal judge has overturned an Alabama law designed to keep Confederate monuments in place on public property following protests in Charlottesville that turned deadly in 2017. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo ruled the Memorial Pres.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 16th, 2019

City tax incentive under fire after Maricopa County court ruling

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge recently ruled against a tax incentive in the city of Phoenix, but one Phoenix attorney said the decision was "flawed.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 24th, 2020

BJCTA waiving fares, taking other precautions after some operators refuse to drive

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority said it has taken several actions to respond to the coronavirus after some bus operators refused to drive their buses. BJCTA has blocked access to the operator seating area to limit their exposure to pas.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 23rd, 2020

Veteran prosecutor named King County Superior Court judge

Veteran King County prosecutor Nelson Lee, a past president of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, has been named a judge of the King County Superior Court. Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Lee to replace Judge Bill Bowman, who was recently appointed.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 11th, 2020

BJCTA shifts organizational structure, names COO

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has shifted its organizational structure and named a chief operating officer. Harold L. Young Jr., former superintendent of bus operations with Broward Country Transit in Florida, has been named t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 5th, 2020

Magic City Newsmakers: Equal Justice Initiative, Lovelady Center, Sozo Children, Griffin Electric and more

Good works The Equal Justice Initiative and the Jefferson County Memorial Project held a ceremony announcing the winners of the Birmingham City High School essay contest on Feb. 6. Birmingham hosted the nationwide screening premiere for “Dreams o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 2nd, 2020

Birmingham nonprofit faces $10M judgement over 2014 case

A Jefferson County jury has awarded a $10 million verdict against YWCA Central Alabama in a more than five-year-old case. The Birmingham nonprofit was levied the verdict due to the stabbing death of a 71-year-old woman in her Avondale home, which wa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 8th, 2020

President nominates Birmingham attorney to judgeship

President Donald Trump has nominated a Birmingham attorney to serve as a federal judge. Anna M. Manasco, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has been chosen to serve as judge on the United States District Court for the Northern Distric.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 19th, 2019

Parson appoints third Jackson County judge in less than year

During the last 12 months, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed or promoted three of the nearly 30 judges in the 16th Judicial Circuit, which covers Jackson County. Most recently, he appointed R. Travis Willingham as an associate circuit judge Wednesd.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 19th, 2019

Louisville Metro Councilman to contend for Kentucky Senate seat

A former Louisville Metro Council President will make a run for a Kentucky Senate seat. Metro Councilman David Yates, a local attorney, has filed to run for state Senate in District 37, a Jefferson County seat held for years by fellow Democrat Per.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2019

UAB leader, Birmingham attorney named to Housing Authority board

Two new commissioners are on board with the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin appointed Anthony C. Hood and D.G. Pantazis Jr. to the five-member board, and the they were sworn in last week. They fille.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 22nd, 2019

Vulcan Materials appoints Bradley attorney to SVP, general counsel

An attorney at Birmingham’s largest law firm has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel for the second-largest public company in Alabama. Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials Co. (NYSE: VMC) has named Denson "D." Franklin III, a par.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 18th, 2019

New memorial at Sloss Furnaces will recognize local lynching victims

A new historical marker is coming to Sloss Furnaces that will recognize two Birmingham men that were lynching victims during the civil rights movement. The Jefferson County Memorial Project unveiled a marker Monday memorializing Tom Redmond and J.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2019

Magic City Newsmakers: Forge, Juke, Women"s Fund, Regions Bank, DAV and more

Good works Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center’s next Lifestyle Gardening Class is Aug. 20. This is a partnership between Forge and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and the Jefferson County Master Gardeners. E.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 12th, 2019

Former judge joins Birmingham mediation firm

A former St. Clair County circuit judge has joined Birmingham mediation firm, The Neutral Solution. Judge Jim Hill, who retired from the bench in 2013, specializes in church conflict, commercial/business, construction, divorce and family custody, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2019

Jefferson County among top 10 with cheapest closing costs

Two metro Birmingham counties have some of the lowest closing costs in Alabama. That’s according to a recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset that determined how where buyers live impacts their closing costs. Shelby County rank.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 28th, 2019

Bodycam Footage Shows Jussie Smollett Still Wearing "Noose" As Cops Enter Apartment

Just a few short days after a Chicago judge approved a special prosecutor to review how Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx handled the Jussie Smollett case, b.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 24th, 2019

It"s Not Over: Judge Approves Special Prosecutor For Jussie Smollett Case In Nautical Smackdown

A Chicago judge on Friday used a nautical analogy to approve a special prosecutor to review how Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx handled .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 21st, 2019

U.S. judge appoints Ken Feinberg mediator for Bayer Roundup settlement talks

A U.S. judge on Wednesday appointed prominent attorney Kenneth Feinberg as mediator for court-mandated settlement talks in the federal litigation over allegations that Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 22nd, 2019

Magic City Newsmakers: Freshwater Land Trust, UAB Medicine, YWCA, YMCA, CAP and more

Good works Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority participated with other public transportation systems nationwide in National Get On Board Day April 25.   The Alabama Council on Economic Education held its Annual Awards Luncheon on April 22.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 13th, 2019