Authority of Counsel Following Death of Party

Billingsley v. City of Gadsden, [Ms. 2180621, Sept. 27, 2019] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. Civ. App. 2019). In this unanimous per curiam opinion, the court dismisses an appeal filed after the employee’s death by counsel for the employee in a workers’ compensation action. The court held “counsel for the employee may not properly question the correctness of the trial court’s judgment of dismissal that was entered after the death of the employee, which death terminated counsel’s authority to act on behalf of the employee.” Ms. *6.

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