The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, April 17th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Attorney and NFL Agent Derek Simpson. Morris and Derek will be discussing what it’s like being an NFL agent, how being a trial lawyer helps him as an Agent, his career path, and the story of his client, Malcolm Butler, cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Act No. 2018-396 was signed into law by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey over a year ago, on March 28th, taking effect on June 1st of 2018. The state of Alabama came late to the party, as the 50th and final state to enact data security laws. To make up for lost time, perhaps, Alabama’s data breach notification laws are now among the toughest across the nation, including the following obligations:
- All covered entities as well as third-party agents are required to “implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect sensitive personally identifying information against a breach of security.”
- If a security breach is believed to have occurred or has occurred, compromising sensitive personally identifying information, the covered entity or third-party agent must immediately conduct a “good faith” investigation.
- Third-party entities must notify a covered entity, and, in turn, the covered entity is obligated to inform every single Alabama resident who could be affected when a security breach occurs.
- The Alabama Attorney General must be notified by covered entities as must credit reporting agencies whenever a security breach involves more than a thousand residents of the state of Alabama.
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, March 6th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville. Morris and Trooper Summerville will be discussing distracted driving, the graduated driver’s license system, safe driving habits for teens, and more.
Trooper Curtis Summerville is the Public Information and Education Officer with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. He serves as the liaison for the State Police and the media and to provide presentations to the public regarding traffic safety, alcohol, drugs, and other law enforcement related topics. He has been a State Trooper for over 27 years and works out of the Huntsville Post. Trooper Summerville is from Eutaw, AL where he graduated from Paramount High School in 1982. He attended Alabama A & M University and Athens State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He also is a Graduate of The Alabama Military Academy and was commissioned as an Officer in 1996. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2002 – 2004 in Afghanistan as a member of the Alabama National Guard. [Read more…] about Mo Show Live with Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, February 20th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Jere Beasley, Founding Member of the Beasley Allen Law Firm. Morris and Mr. Beasley will be discussing Mr. Beasley political career, legal career, the practice of law, and why trial lawyers are still important to today’s consumer.
Jere Beasley has practiced law since 1962 to advocate for victims of wrongdoing. Since that time, he has tried hundreds of cases including landmark victories in products liability, insurance fraud, business, nursing home and personal injury. Mr. Beasley has tried over 30 cases with verdicts over $1 million including 15 verdicts over $10 million. He was selected as a 2016 recipient of the American Association for Justice Tonahill Award and is regularly selected to Super Lawyers and has received various other legal awards over the years.
Join Martinson & Beason, PC attorneys Mac Martinson and Morris Lilienthal for a real estate update on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM (CST). Through an interactive question and answer format, Morris and Mac will be discussing residential and commercial closings, exemptions, rental property, life estates and more. Get your real estate law questions answered as Morris and Mac will be seeking questions from viewers.
If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate in 2019, what can you expect at your closing? How much does it cost and how long does escrow take? By knowing the legal ramifications in buying and selling real estate, you can make the process more enjoyable and increase the likelihood of a smooth closing.
Earlier this year, an Alabama high school basketball star sued the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) over her one-season suspension imposed for receiving improper monetary payments. However, this is not a story of illicit or illegal money being paid by corrupt coaching assistants like we have seen in the FBI investigation of “pay for play” schemes in college basketball. Instead, this seems to be a perfect storm of innocent mistakes that may cost Ms. Maori Davenport an opportunity to play out her senior year. AL.com has done a terrific job in covering the story, which you can read about here.
Ms. Maori Davenport is an exceptional basketball player at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Alabama. She has signed to play with Rutgers next year. In the summer of 2018, Maori played for the U18 Team USA basketball team in an international tournament in Mexico City. That November, Maori received a check from USA basketball for $857.20 for her participation in the tournament. The amateurism rule in the AHSAA handbook prohibits high school players from being paid in this way, and the punishment is a mandatory one-season suspension. The Executive Director of the AHSAA, Steve Savarese, has stated that he has no discretion to issue a less severe punishment.