Birmingham (AL) Non-Discrimination Law Update

On September 26th, the Birmingham (AL) City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on a person’s race, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity or disability.  The ordinance imposes criminal liability only, with offenders being liable for a $100 fine for a first offense, […]

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Thornton Elected to USLAW Network Board of Directors

Shareholder Thomas S. Thornton, III, resident in Carr Allison’s Birmingham (AL) office, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the USLAW Network  for the 2017-2018 term.  Tommy is a member of USLAW’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group and previously served as chair of the Retail Practice Group. […]

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Nixon and Wiley Earn Another Defense Verdict

Faith Nixon and Aaron Wiley of Carr Allison’s Mobile (AL) office successfully defended their client in a circuit court jury trial in Baldwin County, Alabama.  The case concerned a rear-end collision in which the Defendant, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, rear-ended three different vehicles while trying to drive home from […]

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Nixon and Wiley Earn Defense Verdict in Jury Trial

Aaron Wiley and Faith Nixon successfully defended their client in a circuit court jury trial in Monroe County, Alabama.  The matter involved a rear-end accident in a private parking lot.  The Plaintiff claimed that he suffered a torn shoulder labrum, among other injuries, and required two surgeries.  The Plaintiff asked […]

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Defense Win in Wrongful Death Case

Caroline T. Pryor recently won a motion to dismiss in a wrongful death case, arguing that the Plaintiffs failed to state a claim for relief which could be granted.  The court agreed and dismissed the claims against the firm’s clients.

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Dunagan Wins Summary Judgment

Greg Dunagan, a shareholder in the Mobile office, recently obtained a summary judgment on behalf of an employer in a workers’ compensation case.  The employee alleged that she had a cumulative trauma injury to her hips that arose out of and during the course of her employment.  Mr. Dunagan was […]

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Lockett Wins Defense Verdict

On June 19, 2017, shareholder Tara W. Lockett from the Mobile, Alabama office received a defense verdict following a worker’s compensation trial on June 1, 2017 in Conecuh County, Alabama.  At trial, Plaintiff asserted he was permanently and totally disabled and in addition to seeking indemnity benefits asserted he had […]

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DOL Withdraws Worker Classification Guidance

On June 7, 2017, the US Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew its 2015 and 2016 informal guidance related to classification of workers as independent contractors (where a worker is not considered an employee of the business for which the individual is providing work) or joint employees (where a worker is […]

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Hallford Receives Award at DRI Annual Meeting

Pam Hallford recently received an award at the 2017 Defense Research Institute (DRI) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.  Pam serves as Activities Chair for the Young Lawyers Steering Committee which was awarded “Outstanding Subcommittee” for 2016-2017.  This is the second year in a row that a committee Pam served on […]

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Carr Allison’s Tennessee Office Adds Two Lawyers

Carr Allison is pleased to welcome associates Chancey R. Miller and Michael J. Petherick to the Chattanooga, TN office. Chancey’ s practice will focus on transportation, premises liability and commercial litigation matters.  Chancey graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration in Business Analytics.  He […]

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Carr Allison’s MSA Group Expands

Two new associates have joined Carr Allison’s Medicare Compliance Group in Birmingham where they will assist clients in matters related to the federal Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Adam Hoekenschnieder received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, graduating cum laude, from the University of North Alabama.  He earned his […]

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