Ex parte East Central Baldwin County Water, Sewer and Fire Protection Authority v. Town of Summerdale (“Summerdale III”): The appropriate standard of review for reviewing the decisions and review process of a legislatively-created governing body is the arbitrary-or-capricious standard, and not “fraud, corruption, or unfair dealings” standard. In 2016 the Baldwin County Circuit Court granted […]
Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission v. Grimmett: When considering a peace officer’s law-enforcement certification, the Commission may conduct a character examination and is confined to its statutory authority. Revocation of Grimmett’s Law-Enforcement Certification Prior to 2001, Bryan Mark Grimmett was a state trooper in Alabama. In 2001, he was indicted by a Cullman County […]
Where a landowner has self-created a hardship pertaining to zoning ordinances, this hardship cannot serve as the basis for seeking a variance.
Subjective intent for an arrest and subsequent prosecution is immaterial so long as there is probable cause, even when there is evidence of personal animosity and a competing financial interest.
City of Birmingham v. Alex Thomas – The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has held that a pension board is a separate entity from the municipality under certain conditions.