83-year-old Alabama woman ends legal battle to keep her home of 60 years

An 83-year-old Alabama woman has agreed to move out of her home of 60 years, bringing an end to a legal battle that reached the state’s highest court.

Corine Woodson inherited her late husband’s share of a nearly 41-acre property in Auburn when he died in 2022.

And for the past 20 years, a local developer, Cleveland Brothers, Inc., has been fighting in court to buy the land and build a subdivision.

After settling her appeal in a lawsuit this week, Woodson will not keep her home, said her attorney Jacy Fisher, of Gregory Varner & Associates in Birmingham.

Fisher told AL.com that she could not provide additional details about the settlement, as the terms are confidential.

”Corine is very satisfied with the settlement and is grateful to God for answering our prayers,” she said in an email.