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 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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