Defense Win for Martin and Petherick in Tennessee

Shareholder Sean W. Martin and Associate Michael J. Petherick, of Carr Allison’s Chattanooga (TN) office, obtained dismissal for its architectural firm client in two professional negligence cases inside of a premises liability case. Two different plaintiffs on two separate dates fell on a landing area outside of a newly constructed […]

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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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Gomez and Martin Earn Defense Verdict

Erin E. Gomez and Sean W. Martin of Carr Allison’s Chattanooga (TN) office obtained summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in a premises liability case on behalf of one of its restaurant clients. It was a typical Saturday evening in the restaurant […]

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Ball and Guarino Earn Defense Verdict

Shareholder Steve Ball and Associate Michael Guarino prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on September 28, 2017.  The lawsuit initially involved the pursuit of missing flatbed trailers for clients with a major trucking company.  After recovering the […]

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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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Best Lawyers Recognizes 27 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 27 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial Litigation) o Charles F. Carr (Personal […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys Earn Defense Verdict in Federal Court

Carr Allison attorneys Katy Beth Carr (Florence, AL) and Brett Adair (Birmingham, AL) earned a defense verdict following a jury trial in the employment case of Spurling v. Total Computer Solutions in federal court in Decatur, Alabama.  The  Plaintiff claimed the Defendant owed substantial commission payments allegedly earned during employment […]

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Carr Allison’s Darmer is Featured Speaker at AEI Event

Carr Allison Shareholder Angel A. Darmer (Birmingham, AL) spoke recently about product failure involving printed circuit boards during an Advanced Engineering Investigations (AEI) Corporation “Flashover Fridays” event in Littleton, Colorado.  Angel focused her remarks on the legal implications of printed circuit board failures with regard to product liability claims and […]

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