Alabama Supreme Court

The Alabama Supreme Court is standing by a decision that business sees as a defeat.

The court on Friday issued an opinion that mostly parallels its ruling last year in a generic drug case.

A divided court says the original decision isn't as broad as some are claiming. But a majority stuck by a 2013 decision saying a brand-name drugmaker can be held responsible by someone who took a generic medication made by a different company.

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Four of the justices who served on the Alabama Supreme Court with former Chief Justice Roy Moore are among 10 bipartisan former and current justices who have signed a letter endorsing Moore's opponent in the Nov. 6 chief justice election.

Moore's opponent in the chief justice race, Democrat Bob Vance, held a news conference Tuesday in front of the Alabama Judicial Building to release the letter.

The Alabama Supreme Court has pared down a lawsuit filed by five correctional officers against Alabama prison officials.

The officers claimed in the lawsuit filed in 2010 that the Department of Corrections had violated its own regulations concerning overtime pay, how officers were allowed to use earned leave and in the way officers were paid a daily subsistence allowance.