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 home décor and gift store. She entered the store and made a general perusal without incident.  Upon finding several items she could not live without, she returned to the front of the store for a shopping basket to collect her wares. After picking up the shopping basket, she took a step back and fell. In her Complaint, she claimed the dangerous condition that caused her fall was the floor mat laying in front of the entryway door. The problem for the plaintiff was that the mat, upon immediate inspection after the fall, was neither wrinkled, bunched-up, worn-through or torn and, as such, was not a dangerous condition. Summary judgment was granted with no appeal taken.


Zwilling to Present Webinar on Attorney/Client Communications

Carr Allison shareholder Melisa Zwilling is scheduled to present a free webinar on December 7 at 1:00 PM (CT). This webinar will discuss some steps that should be taken to ensure the attorney/client privilege is not inadvertently waived with regard to communications with counsel.  In addition, she will discuss some […]

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Palmer Selected for Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum

Carr Allison attorney Steve Palmer has been selected to participate in the 2024 Alabama State Bar’s (ASB) Leadership Forum Class 18.  Steve practices in Carr Allison’s Birmingham (AL) office where his focus is workers’ compensation litigation defense.  Steve is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, Duke […]

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3 Carr Allison Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers

Carr Allison is excited to announce that three attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers® list. Attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers® by a rigorous process of peer nominations, peer evaluations and third party research.  Congratulations!   Below is a list of attorneys included. Russell Allison (Birmingham, AL) […]

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