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Attorney Can't Challenge Dismissal of Claim After Client's Death

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 278 | 0 | 22 min read

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a claimant’s attorney could not challenge a judgment dismissing a workers’ compensation claim after the death of the client. Case: Billingsley v. City of Gadsden, No. 2180621, 09/27/2019, published. Facts and procedural history: Lillie Billingsley suffered injuries in an on-the-job car accident in 2008 while working for the City of Gadsden. She sought benefits for injuries to her ribs, back, legs, shoulder, head and psyche, but an Etowah Circuit Court judge determined she was entitled to compensation only for her shoulder. The j...

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