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from Jefferson Circuit Court. (CV-11-2129).
Judge. Thompson, P.J., and Pittman, Thomas, and Donaldson,
State of Alabama appeals from a judgment entered by the
Jefferson Circuit Court (" the trial court" ) in
favor of Eric Deandre Hall, Jamison Brandon Gaston-Jones,
Antonio Montrel Jenkins, and Demetrius Harris (" the
claimants" ) to the extent that the trial court ordered
the State to pay prejudgment interest on $16,038 of United
States currency (" the currency" ) that the State
had attempted to subject to forfeiture. We reverse.
the second time this case has been before this court. See
Hall v. State, 150 So.3d 771 (Ala.Civ.App. 2014). In
Hall, this court noted the following procedural history:
" On November 4, 2011, the State of Alabama filed a
complaint seeking the forfeiture of the currency. The
claimants were served on January 26, 2012. After a November
15, 2012, trial, the trial court entered a judgment on
January 8, 2013, condemning and ordering the forfeiture of
the currency. On January 30, 2013, the claimants moved the
trial court to alter, amend, or vacate its judgment; that
motion was denied by operation of law on April 30, 2013. See
Rule 59.1, Ala. R. Civ. P. On June 7, 2013, the claimants
filed their notice of appeal."
150 So.3d at 772.
court reversed the trial court's judgment, reasoning:
" Section 20-2-93(c), Ala. Code 1975, provides that
forfeiture proceedings 'shall be instituted