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LEE, LIVINGSTON, LEE & NICHOLS, P.C.

 

 

Privacy Information

 

We Are Committed to Safeguarding Customer Information

In order to better serve your needs now and in the future, we may ask you to provide us with certain information. We understand that you may be concerned about what we will do with such information - particularly any personal or financial information. We agree that you have a right to know how we will utilize the personal information you provide to us. Therefore, together with our subsidiaries we have adopted this Privacy Policy to govern the use and handling of your personal information.

 

Applicability

This Privacy Policy governs our use of the information which you provide to us. It does not govern the manner in which we may use information we have obtained from any other source, such as information obtained from a public record or from another person or entity. LEE, LIVINGSTON, LEE & NICHOLS, P.C. has also adopted broader guidelines that govern our use of personal information regardless of its source. LEE, LIVINGSTON, LEE & NICHOLS, P.C. calls these guidelines its Fair Information Values.

Types of Information

Depending upon which of our services you are utilizing, the types of nonpublic personal information that we may collect include:

·         Information we receive from you on applications, forms and in other communications to us, whether in writing, in person, by telephone or any other means;

·         Information about your transactions with us, our affiliated companies, or others; and

·         Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.

 

Use of Information

We request information from you for our own legitimate business purposes and not for the benefit of any nonaffiliated party. Therefore, we will not release your information to nonaffiliated parties except: (1) as necessary for us to provide the product or service you have requested of us; or (2) as permitted by law. We may, however, store such information indefinitely, including the period after which any customer relationship has ceased. Such information may be used for any internal purpose, such as quality control efforts or customer analysis. We may also provide all of the types of nonpublic personal information listed above to one or more of our affiliated companies. Such affiliated companies include financial service providers, such as title insurers, property and casualty insurers, and trust and investment advisory companies, or companies involved in real estate services, such as appraisal companies, home warranty companies, and escrow companies. Furthermore, we may also provide all the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf, on behalf of our affiliated companies or to other financial institutions with whom we or our affiliated companies have joint marketing agreements.

 

Former Clients

Even if you are no longer our client our Privacy Policy will continue to apply to you.

 

Confidentiality and Security

We will use our best efforts to ensure that no unauthorized parties have access to any of your information. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those individuals and entities who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. We will use our best efforts to train and oversee our employees and agents to ensure that your information will be handled responsibly and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and LEE, LIVINGSTON, LEE & NICHOLS, P.C.’s Fair Information Values. We currently maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

 

There are times when we may need information from you, such as your name and email address. When information is needed, we will use our best efforts to let you know at the time of collection how we will use the personal information. Usually, the personal information we collect is used only by us to respond to your inquiry, process an order or allow you to access specific account/profile information. If you choose to share any personal information with us, we will only use it in accordance with the policies outlined above.

 

Fair Information Values

 

Fairness We consider consumer expectations about their privacy in all our businesses. We only offer products and services that assure a favorable balance between consumer benefits and consumer privacy.

 

Public Record We believe that an open public record creates significant value for society, enhances consumer choice and creates consumer opportunity. We actively support an open public record and emphasize its importance and contribution to our economy.

 

Use We believe we should behave responsibly when we use information about a consumer in our business. We will obey the laws governing the collection, use and dissemination of data.

 

Accuracy We will take reasonable steps to help assure the accuracy of the data we collect, use and disseminate. Where possible, we will take reasonable steps to correct inaccurate information. When, as with the public record, we cannot correct inaccurate information, we will take all reasonable steps to assist consumers in identifying the source of the erroneous data so that the consumer can secure the required corrections.

 

Education We endeavor to educate the users of our products and services, our employees and others in our industry about the importance of consumer privacy. We will instruct our employees on our fair information values and on the responsible collection and use of data. We will encourage others in our industry to collect and use information in a responsible manner.

 

Security We will maintain appropriate facilities and systems to protect against unauthorized access to and corruption of the data we maintain.
 

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Lee, Livingston, Lee & Nichols, P.C.

Address: 238 W. Main St.(P.O.Box 1665, 36302), Dothan, AL 36301
Tel: (334) 792-4156
Fax: (334) 794-8342
Website: www.llln-law.com



All attorneys regularly try civil jury and non-jury cases in Dothan (Houston County); Geneva (Geneva County); Ozark (Dale County); Enterprise (Coffee County); Elba (Coffee County); Andalusia (Covington County); Abbeville (Henry County; Eufaula (Barbour County).

Events

Two of Houston County's Circuit Judges, Lawson Little and Edward Jackson, recently retired. Our congratulations go out to Mike Conaway and Kevin Moulton, who were recently appointed by the Governor to fill the vacated judgeships. Judge Conaway has already been sworn in, and Judge Moulton's swearing in ceremony is scheduled for June 25, 2010. 

Annual Meeting of the Alabama Defense Lawyer's Association, Sandestin Beach Resort, June 17, 2010

ACA 71st Annual Convention, July 11-14, Washington D.C. 

Legislative News

The Alabama Legislature has convened the 2010 session. Of the almost 600 bills filed thus far, we've identified the following as noteworthy: 

HB20: proposes a revised Uniform Arbitration Act

HB21:would remove the cap on permanent partial disability

HB24: would increase the homestead exemption by 6%

HB32: proposes to allow grandparents to petition for visitation with grandchildren

HB35: bans text message and GPS use while operating a motor vehicle

HB45: would ban same-sex partner benefits from being offered by state colleges and universities

HB102: would make misappropriation of trade secrets a crime

HB103: grants limited immunity to property owners acting in self defense

About the only Senate bill relevant to our clients would be SB215, extending the statute of limitations for claims of toxic exposure. There will not doubt be other Senate bills of interest as the 2010 Session progresses. 

Recent Decisions

In a recent unpublished decision rendered by the 11th Circuit, our firm represented the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church in a case involving the application of the ministerial exception. The primary issue on appeal was whether the District Court properly granted a motion to dismiss under 12(b)(6) when it found the ministerial exception applicable to plaintiff's (a minister) employment discrimination claims. Of particular interest was whether the ministerial exception is applicable to claims of race discrimination under Section 1981. The 11th Circuit affirmed, finding that the ministerial exception precluded all of plaintiff's claims of employment discrimination, including the Section 1981 claims. At this writing, the case is still within the period for an application for reconsideration or en banc review. 

11th Circuit affirms judicial estoppel: in Robinson v. Tyson Foods, Inc., __ F.3d __ (11th Cir. 2010) failed to disclose in a Chapter 13 case her claim against Tyson. She had a confirmed Chapter 13 plan, paid out, and never amended her schedules. The District Court granted summary judgment for Tyson on judicial estoppel grounds, and the 11th Circuit affirmed. 

BMJA, LLC v. Murphy: the Alabama Supreme Court held that simply recording a judgment does not create a lien under Ala. Code 6-9-210, 211. The lien is created only upon the filing of a certificate of judgment. 

Firm News

Lee, Livingston, Lee & Nichols is very proud to count among its attorneys two "Super Lawyers."  Now included in the Super Lawyers directory for Alabama lawyers are William L. ("Bill") Lee, III and Alan C. Livingston. The recognition and honor is well-deserved by both. 

Lee, Livingston, Lee & Nichols  now has the ability to assist its clients with their title insurance needs in Florida through First American Title Insurance Company.