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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Defense Win!

Ashley M. Baxter and Sean W. Martin in the Chattanooga, Tennessee office of Carr Allison, obtained summary judgment in a premises liability case. It was the day after Christmas. After navigating the throngs of like-minded post-holiday deal hunters, the plaintiff made her way through the shopping mall to the defendant’s […]

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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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