April 2017


Regulatory Challenges Restricting the Future of U.S. Seafood Production

Written by: Mitchell Reilly Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy On January 13, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a rule implementing a plan to regulate offshore aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico.[1] This marked the first time that a United States agency implemented a comprehensive regulatory program…


To Expand or Not to Expand: The Liability of Alabama Hospitals for the Negligence of Independent Contractor Physicians

Written by: Alyson Smith Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy Every lawyer is familiar with the doctrine of vicarious liability. Commonly referred to as “respondeat superior,” this doctrine allows a principal to be held liable for the negligent acts of its agents when a principal-agent relationship exists. This doctrine can even…