Florida Supreme Court Decision Favors Business Community

A surprise order from the Supreme Court of Florida on New Year’s Eve has the chance to correct one of the grave injustices facing Florida’s business community.  The order changes the way Florida courts determine whether a party is entitled to summary judgment.


  • The order will revise Florida’s existing summary judgment standard which nearly guaranteed cases would reach trial (at great expense) even when completely lacking evidence or merit.
  • Florida’s interpretation of the standard for summary judgment now agrees with that of federal courts, and with a substantial majority of state courts across the nation.
  • The change should result in a greater likelihood of success on summary judgment.
  • The new rule will become effective on May 21, 2021.


For more information about the change, contact Kyle Weaver at kweaver@carrallison.com.


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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