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Allen A. Ritchie

Don’t Get Sued Over Your Pool

  It is summer, and the 4th of July is just around the corner. Fewer of us will be traveling this year, so the stay-cation has come to Alabama. If you are fortunate enough to have a pool, you are going to be a very popular neighbor this year. But having a “cement...

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If I Get COVID-19 At Work

  Now that more people here and around Mobile are returning to work, they ask me over and over again - what will happen if I get the disease on the job? What they are really asking about is workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is an insurance program that pays...

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Customers, Masks & Alabama

  The big question is: should Alabama businesses make customers wear masks? It is not a question with an easy answer. It puts “what is right” against “what is legal” and leaves most business owners with unclear guidance of what to do. Here is the legal problem:...

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Jury Duty and COVID-19

  You will not receive a jury summons in Mobile County this May or June and probably July. The reason: there are not going to be any local jury trials for the next few months. One of the new realities of COVID-19 is social distancing, and courtrooms were not made...

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