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.


Carr Allison Selects Seven New Shareholders and Three New Counsel

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Rob Arnwine, Jennifer Smith Baker, Carrie Hodge Bates, Michael C. Guarino and Jeffrey G. Miller (Birmingham, AL), Pamela Springrose Hallford (Dothan, AL) and Jonathan R. Maples (Mobile, AL) have been named as Shareholders.  Kevin Blodgett and Todd C. Hunter, Jr. (Tallahassee, FL) and […]

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National Labor Relations Board Ruling on Joint Employer Liability

On December 14, 2017, in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd., the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) overturned an Obama-era rule that held employers potentially liable for labor-law violations committed by their franchisees and subcontractors absent direct control over the terms and conditions of employment.  Prior to the decision in Hy-Brand, a […]

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Nixon Prevails for Defense

Faith Nixon of Carr Allison’s Mobile, Alabama office successfully defended her client in a circuit court jury trial in Baldwin County, Alabama.  The Plaintiff claimed that construction work on the client’s property caused his retaining wall to fail during a flood.  He also asserted a claim for continuing trespass of […]

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