If you’re going to bring a wrongful death action in AL, you must be the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. Recent AL Supreme Ct. cases make it clear that not even a spouse or child of the deceased can bring the suit otherwise. Even a lapse of time between being appointed and the two year statute of limitations will bar the suit. See Northstar Anesthesia v. Noble, 1141158, and Providence Hospital v. Howard, 1150363, both issued 07/15/2016.
US Supreme Court strikes down Texas state law requiring abortion clinics to meet surgical center requirements and abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges. Several other states, including Alabama, have similar laws. The Court noted that abortion is generally a very safe procedure with fewer deaths than many more common procedures not subject to the same requirements. Furthermore, Texas already required clinics to have arrangements with doctors who have admitting privileges. Thus, the law put unnecessary obstacles in the way of women seeking abortions. See Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas, Oct. Term 2015, No. 15-274.