An Alabama lawyer is getting a little help from Superman in his battle with the insurance industry.

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Actor Christopher Reeve has asked court permission to file briefs against binding arbitration required by many insurance policies. Reeve has been paralyzed since he broke his neck in a fall from a horse in 1995."I have had a catastrophic injury and am now disabled," he said in court papers. "One of the hardest things I have had to do since my disability is to deal with insurance companies. I found them to try to set up any roadblocks they can to keep from paying legitimate claims."

In January, Montgomery attorney Jere Beasley filed a lawsuit challenging binding arbitration on behalf of a client. The arbitration requirement often means policy-holders cannot sue insurance companies.