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VENUE - EX PARTE JIM BURKE AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

Ex parte Jim Burke Automotive, Inc., [Ms. 1141266, Jan. 22, 2016] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. 2016). In an action alleging injury based on defective repairs of a car, the venue is in the county where the defendant performed the repair, not in the county where the accident occurred. Here, the accident occurred in Hale County after Jim Burke Automotive had repaired the car in Jefferson County. The Supreme Court grants mandamus to order transfer from Hale to Jefferson County. “[T]he inquiry is not the location of the injury, but the location of the wrongful acts or omissions of the corporate defendant.” (citing cases).

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