MUTUAL ASSUR., INC. V. CHANCEY, 781 SO.2D 172 (ALA. 2000)

Liability insurer sought to intervene for purpose of requesting interrogatories or special verdict forms in suit by patient against insured physician and medical practice. The Montgomery Circuit Court, No. CV-98-2355, Eugene W. Reese, J., denied insurer's motion to intervene, and insurer appealed. The Supreme Court, Cook, J., held that: (1) insurer was not entitled to intervention as of right, and (2) trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying insurer's request for permissive intervention. Affirmed.