Moss and Barrow Earn Summary Judgment

Shareholder W. Walker Moss and Associate Ben Barrow of our Birmingham (AL) office,  recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a local construction contractor in a liability and co-employee liability lawsuit pending in Shelby County (AL).  The lawsuit was initiated when the plaintiff alleged he was injured due to the defendant’s negligent and wanton conduct while working for the defendant. The plaintiff also alleged the defendant intentionally modified a safety device leading to the accident that caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

The defense argued that the exclusive remedy provision of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act applied and the defendant was therefore immune from all tort claims brought against him and his company. The defendant also argued he could not be deemed both an employer and an employee under the law, and therefore the co-employee liability claim brought against him was due to be dismissed.  The court agreed, finding that the defendant was immune from all tort claims, including the claim for co-employee liability.  The court expressly concluded that all of the plaintiff’s tort claims failed as a matter of law and were due to be dismissed with prejudice.


Zwilling Presented at National Association of Women in Construction Regional Meeting

Carr Allison shareholder, Melisa Zwilling of our Birmingham (AL) office, recently presented at the National Association of Women in Construction Southeast Regional Meeting. Her presentation, “Medical Marijuana in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee”, discussed the status of federal and state marijuana legislation. She also covered several issues employers must consider […]

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Sausaman and Thornton Published in USLAW Magazine

Carr Allison attorneys Alison Sausaman and Tommy Thornton have recently been published in the 2023 Spring Issue of USLAW Magazine. Their article “Defense Weapons in a Nuclear World” discusses potential strategies to use when defending against “nuclear” verdicts and settlements. To read the full article, click here!

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Driver and Zwilling Obtain Summary Judgment

Carr Allison shareholders Joe Driver and Melisa Zwilling of our Birmingham (AL) office recently obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a national client.  The plaintiff had alleged that his employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA).  The court […]

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