Office of the Alabama Attorney General
2014 Year In Review
It is hard for me to believe that my first term as Alabama Attorney General has come to an end. The past four years have been so rewarding, and I am excited to start my second term in office as Alabama’s 49th Attorney General. I praise the dedication and hard work of the talented lawyers and staff in this office, the finest law firm that represents the citizens of our State. This 2014 Year in Review highlights some of the major accomplishments and achievements of the Office of Attorney General.
My Office works every day to ensure the physical and financial safety of the citizens of Alabama, and its lawyers handle a broad range of legal issues at both the trial and appellate level. As I continued in my major role as Coordinating Counsel for the Gulf Oil Spill litigation, 2014 rendered a huge victory against BP when the Court determined that it was liable for the spill. My Office is presently working on the damages portion of that case, and saving the taxpayers millions of dollars by handling this case in-house. We will continue to vigorously seek damages for Alabama and fight fraudulent claims.
In November, 2014, we reached another milestone with the Alabama Supreme Court’s issuance of a definitive ruling on illegal gambling - determining that bingo cannot be played on electronic machines in the State of Alabama. That opinion brought clarity, once and for all, that electronic gambling is absolutely against the law. Now, law enforcement and district attorneys across the State of Alabama can clearly enforce the laws together.
Other major initiatives of my office included: oral argument and litigation before the United States Supreme Court; Safe School Awards; Teen Driver Safety, especially discouraging underage drinking and texting while driving; the Annual Law Enforcement Summit; and focusing on the protection of Alabama’s citizens, with concentration on domestic violence, sex offenders, human trafficking, and victims of crime.
Produced in-house by the Office of Attorney General, this 37-page report highlights some of the work of each division and section and is published online to save the taxpayers thousands of dollars.
Thank you for the past four years and for once again allowing me to serve the people of the State of Alabama and giving me the privilege of being your Attorney General.
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