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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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 […]

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Arnwine Obtains Favorable Ruling on Appeal

The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a $550,000.00 default judgment after finding that the trial court exceeded its discretion in denying a motion to set aside a default judgment.  The case concerns a 2012 accident that occurred while a logging truck was backing into a residential driveway.  A complaint filed […]

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FLSA Rule Change Indefinitely Postponed

Late Tuesday, November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) implementation of the final FLSA rule regarding white collar exemptions to overtime compensation, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. The full opinion is available […]

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News

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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Haley-Gleason to Present in USLAW Webinar

Shareholder Jennifer Haley-Gleason of Carr Allison’s Tallhassee (FL) office will present a state-specific USLAW webinar on Wednesday, October 16th.  This complimentary program will focus on workers’ compensation updates in Florida and Mississippi.  This program has been created for human resources professionals, risk managers, safety professionals, TPAs and others interested in […]

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