Alabama Judge Amends Workers’ Compensation Act Order

Update: Following the entry of his May 8, 2017 Order finding the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional, Judge Pat Ballard has now entered an amended order, likely in light of the industry response.  Under the amended order, the original May 8, 2017 order is stayed indefinitely, instead of becoming effective in 120 days.  The stated intention is to provide time for the legislature to act.  The judge specifically stated that a new order would be issued providing 30 days’ notice prior to implementation if the legislature is not able to provide a “comprehensive solution” to these issues surrounding the 220 cap and attorney’s fees.  Meanwhile, the court intends to continue to “administer pending workers’ compensation claims within its jurisdiction in accordance with the current Act.

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Pryor and Ryan Successfully Defend Client

Caroline T. Pryor and Sarah Cross Ryan won a motion to dismiss for their client arguing that the workers’ compensation claim was filed outside the applicable statute of limitations.  The Court agreed and granted the motion.

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Carr Allison Welcomes New Associate

Carr Allison is pleased to welcome Associate Adrian T. Mood to our Tallahassee, FL office where his practice will focus in the areas of premises liability, personal injury and construction. Adrian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Howard University, graduating cum laude.  He then earned his Juris […]

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Wells Serves as Supernumerary Judge

Judson W. Wells, Sr., a Carr Allison Shareholder and retired Mobile County District Judge (1997-2007), recently returned to the Mobile County District Court to serve as a judge.  Judge Wells presided over Judge Joe Basenberg’s criminal dockets and conducted all District Court bond hearings on July 11th and 12th, when […]

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