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Written By: Tayler Hansford
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Perhaps one of the most unknown, yet very controversial topics in law and local government is the amount of power county, city, and town (“local”) governments should be given to govern their respective areas. The amount of power local governments hold largely depends on how the state in which the local government sits views the power structure of state and local government. Continue reading “Dillon’s Rule and Home Rule: The History Behind the Two Prevailing Views on the Powers of Local Government and What That Looks Like in Alabama”
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By: Ryan Jones
Articles Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Due to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, local, state, and federal governments are forcing businesses to close their doors and send employees home. These unprecedented measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in businesses struggling to perform their contractual legal obligations. As we continue to see the development of COVID-19 in the upcoming weeks, one thought that keeps lingering is whether or not businesses will be held liable for a failure to perform a contractual obligation due to the pandemic. Put simply, the “answer is, ‘maybe.’” Continue reading “Will You be Held Liable During the COVID-19 Pandemic for a Breach of Contract?”