February 14, 1990. Rehearing Denied March 21, 1990. Certiorari Denied June 22, 1990 Alabama Supreme Court 89-983.
Appeal from Montgomery Circuit; H. Randall Thomas, Judge.
George B. Azar of Azar Azar, Montgomery, for appellant.
H.E. Nix, Jr. and Alex L. Holtsford, Jr. of Nix Holtsford, Montgomery, for appellees James N. Thackston, Barney Kelley and Thackston Sand Gravel Co., Inc.
George Cocoris, Gen. Counsel, and Craig A. Donley, Asst. Gen. Counsel, State Dept. of Indust. Relations, for Attorney General, Don Siegelman.
Stephen E. Brown and Stephen C. Jackson of Maynard, Cooper, Frierson Gale, Birmingham, for amici curiae Business Council of Alabama Workers Compensation Self Insurers Fund, Alabama Hosp. Ass'n Workers Compensation Self Insurers Fund, Alabama Forestry Ass'n Workers Compensation Self Insurers Fund, and Auto. Dealers Ass'n of Alabama Workers Compensation Self Insurers Fund.
J. Victor Bowman of Burnham, Klinefelter, Halsey, Jones Cater, Anniston and Ollie L. Blan, Jr. of Spain, Gillon, Grooms, Blan Nettles, Birmingham, for amicus curiae Alabama Defense Lawyers Ass'n.
This case challenges the constitutionality of the Alabama Workmen's Compensation Act.
The holdings and decisions of this court are governed by the decisions of the Alabama Supreme Court. § 12-3-16, Code 1975. Therefore, this case is affirmed on the authority of Slagle v. Reynolds Metals Co., 344 So.2d 1216 (Ala. 1977), and Hughes v. Decatur General Hospital, 514 So.2d 935 (Ala. 1987).
INGRAM, P.J., and RUSSELL, J., concur.