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Win for Nixon!

Faith Nixon of the Mobile office successfully defended her client, an insurance company, in a circuit court jury trial in Escambia County, Florida. The matter involved a clear liability car accident in which the driver fled the scene of the accident after the collision. The driver was uninsured and a default judgment was taken against him. The Plaintiff filed an uninsured motorist claim against his insurer claiming that he had nerve damage (brachial plexus injury) as a result of the accident and suffered numbness in his left hand. He sought damages for medical expenses and non-economic damages including permanent impairment, past and future pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. Ms. Nixon defended her client, the insurer, arguing that the Plaintiff was a former rodeo clown and the majority of his claims were either contrived in order to increase his recovery or due to a pre-existing injury. The jury returned a verdict for medical expenses less than what was requested by Plaintiff and only awarded $500 in past and future non-economic damages. The total verdict was less than what was previously offered to Plaintiff to settle his claims.

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Defense Win for Sausaman and Vickers in Jacksonville

Shareholder Heath Vickers and Counsel Alison Sausaman, of Carr Allison’s Jacksonville (FL) office, prevailed on dispositive motions in a Section 1983 case alleging that an officer performed an unreasonable search and used excessive force during the course of an arrest. The court granted their motion to dismiss all claims against […]

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Complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act

Never before have employment laws been more complicated or difficult to apply as they are now. Issues such as temporary business closures, employees working from home and the need for a significant increase in effort required from “essential” workers greatly complicate matters. Check out the article below for general guidance […]

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