Bates Obtains Defense Win


Birmingham attorney Carrie Bates obtained a judgment for the defense following a trial in a recent trucking case.  The plaintiff claimed a driver for the defendant-company struck her vehicle and then continued driving, leaving the scene.  The plaintiff further alleged a witness identified the vehicle down the road as owned by the defendant.  The plaintiff stated claims of negligence, wantonness, and negligent entrustment of a commercial motor vehicle. 


Upon motion at trial, the plaintiff agreed to the dismissal of the negligent entrustment and wantonness claims.  During trial, Bates argued for the defendant that this was a case of mistaken identity and offered testimony from the driver allegedly involved in the accident that he had not been involved in the hit and run. The district court judge entered a judgment for the defendant.


Martin Awarded Defense Lawyer of the Year

Shareholder Sean W. Martin (Chattanooga, TN) has been named the 2019 Defense Lawyer of the Year!  Announced at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA), the award is given to the TDLA member who has made significant contributions to advancing the civil defense practice in Tennessee.  […]

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Lockett Named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Mobile

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Welcome Lantrip, Stokes and Scarpetta

Carr Allison is excited to announce the addition of three new associates to our Birmingham Office: Laura Lantrip, Ashley C. Scarpetta, and Hannah Stokes.   Laura Lantrip joins our premises liability group at our Birmingham Office. Laura received her BS from the University of Alabama, where she graduated magna cum […]

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