The Supreme Court of Alabama has unanimously reversed a million-dollar default defamation judgment against Birmingham attorney Richard Poff and ordered a new trial, this time with a jury.

Mr. Poff gained notoriety for blowing the whistle on the billing practices of a successful local plaintiffs’ firm, Roden, Hayes & Carter, leading to bar suspensions and misdemeanor pleas for the three name partners and a few nasty run-ins with the Alabama judiciary for Mr. Poff. (“Crazy in Alabama,” 12-20-99).

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