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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Watson and Harris Obtain Summary Judgment

Jordan Watson and Hugh Harris obtained summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama on behalf of a client sued for legal malpractice.  The lawsuit involved claims of legal malpractice made by eight plaintiffs arising out of an employment discrimination matter.  Jordan and Hugh argued that the malpractice […]

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Attorneys Prevail in Florida

Matt Hall and Faith Nixon represented a client located in the Florida panhandle concerning a claim for sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation filed with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by one of its seasonal employees.  Faith and Matt participated in the […]

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Thornton to Present USLAW Webinar

Shareholder Thomas S. Thornton, III, of Carr Allison’s Birmingham, AL office will present a free webinar on Thursday, February 14th titled Developing and Implementing an Alternative and Strategic Approach to Medicare Compliance Within your Casualty Program.  The program will include a legal overview of Medicare compliance and illustrate the benefits […]

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Anderson Earns Certified Claim Professional Accreditation

Shareholder Andrew P. Anderson has achieved the Certified Claim Professional (CCP) designation.  Andy, who earned the highest score, was one of only seven transportation professionals from across the nation to pass the annual fall exam.  Obtaining the CCP certification is evidence that Andy is at the forefront of best legal practices […]

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Defense Win for McAlister and Hanning

Shareholder David McAlister and Associate Bain Hanning, from Carr Allison’s Birmingham, AL office, successfully defended their client in a circuit court jury trial in Jefferson County, AL.  The matter involved an automobile accident which occurred in Birmingham, AL, where the Plaintiff claimed to have suffered a traumatic brain injury, among […]

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