EX PARTE AVONDALE GARDENS, LP, d/b/a Avondale Gardens Apartments
Essex Parker et al. In re Avondale Gardens, LP
Circuit Court, CV-18-904887
FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS
Mosley Hicks, Jeffrey McLaughlin, and Rodney Edmondson, of
McLaughlin Edmondson & Hicks, LLC, Guntersville, for
Tiffany Jones, Leeds, for respondents.
Gardens, LP, doing business as Avondale Gardens Apartments
("Avondale"), petitions this court for a writ of
mandamus directing the Jefferson Circuit Court ("the
circuit court") to dismiss the appeal filed by Essex
Parker, Felicia Parker, Devonte Bishop, Pamela Lambert, and
Breanna Bishop (hereinafter referred to collectively as
"the defendants") from a judgment entered by the
Jefferson District Court ("the district court") in
an unlawful-detainer and ejectment action filed by Avondale.
We grant the petition and issue the writ.
October 15, 2018, Avondale filed a complaint in the district
court alleging unlawful-detainer and ejectment claims against
December 10, 2018, the district court entered a judgment,
stating, in pertinent part:
"Judgment by trial is hereby entered in favor of
[Avondale] and against [the d]efendants on the Unlawful
Detainer. The Court hereby orders and adjudges that the
following property, as described in the complaint be restored
"Rent is ascertained to be $708.00 per month due on the
1st of the month. Rent in the amount of $1416.00 has accrued
since date of filing to date.
"Pursuant to Rule 54(b)[, Ala. R. Civ. P.,] and in order
to make this a final order, the Court specifically finds that
there is no just reason for delay and specifically directs
the immediate entry of judgment as to the defendants for
property sued for and costs of court with ...