Lebron James’ Legal Battle With Alabama

Does LeBron James have a case against Alabama? Lawyer explains barbershop battle. Birmingham lawyer Michael J. Douglas specializes in intellectual property and business disputes. He helped explain how the law views situations like this. “To me,” the Auburn grad said, “it seems like a tough case.”  This goes back to June 2017 when James and his production company UNINTERRUPTED released the 29-minute Episode …

Golden Construction Appleseed Workshop merger

Golden Construction, Appleseed Workshop merge, announce new name – Creature Golden Construction and Appleseed Workshop have officially merged and announced a new name on Monday. The Birmingham-based veteran construction company and architecture firm, which announced their merger last year, are now CREATURE “Over the past 12 months, it has become very apparent to us and our clients that we have …

Company – Tire Engineers Under Fire from Texas Engineers

Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers operates stores in 12 states. Texas Engineers are now demanding Express Oil Change remove the word “engineer” from the company’s signs, claiming the safety of Texas residents was at stake. When the company resisted, the state went to court.Michael Douglas, the company’s lawyer, said all but Texas have said the company may use its …

Auburn’s Own Momma Goldberg’s Reflects on 40 Years

History is written on the wooden walls of the building that sits at 500 West Magnolia Ave. Momma Goldberg’s has left its mark on countless patrons and they’ve left their marks on it. Scribbles – names of couples written next to the booth where they met, “for a good time call” phone numbers, unforgettable football scores – cover every corner …

Alabama News – Who Has the Right to Use Houndstooth?

A federal lawsuit was brought by apparel company GameDawg, LLC, against Original Houndstooth, a Tuscaloosa clothing store. GameDawg claimed Original Houndstooth infringed on its trademark issued in 2011 of an elephant with a houndstooth pattern. Original Houndstooth countered that it had a license from Alabama since 2011 to sell clothing with a similar symbol. Michael Douglas, GameDawg’s attorney, said the …

Southern-based Company, Express Oil Change sold to California Firm

Express Oil was founded in 1979 and has 300 locations, both company owned and franchised, throughout 15 states. The chain will stay headquartered in Birmingham and the current management team, including CEO Ricky Brooks, will keep operating from Birmingham. “We are delighted to partner with Golden Gate Capital, which is fully supportive of our long-term strategic plan and appreciates our …

Birmingham Startup, GLOW to Expand

A house call for hair and makeup is just an app away with Birmingham beauty-on-demand tech startup. By the end of the year, Glow will expand outside of Alabama for the first time. Yazmin Cavale launched the Glow app in November. The app works similar to Uber or Lyft, but instead of GPS finding you the nearest cab, it finds …

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Two of Birmingham’s most prominent entrepreneurs took home Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Southeast region from Ernst & Young. We are proud to hear American Family Care took home one of them. Dr. Bruce Irwin, who has built American Family Care into a national powerhouse in the urgent care world, won the Health Care Entrepreneur of the Year …

Former Iron Tribe President launches company

Jim Cavale came to Iron Tribe Fitness as a customer, and left as the President. He wants to do it all again. The Birmingham entrepreneur is launching his new company, Influencer, with some of college sports’ biggest legacies at least verbally committed as his first clients: The University of Alabama Football team and the University of Kentucky Basketball program. Influencer …