Burr & Forman

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420 North 20th Street
Suite 3400
Birmingham, AL 35203, United States
Phone: (205) 251-3000
Fax: (205) 458-5100
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Supreme Court Reins in Venue for Patent Cases

For nearly three decades, patent owners have been able to file patent infringement lawsuits in any court that had personal jurisdiction over the accused infringer. This broad approach to venue led to the rise of remote patent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Trust No One - Lunchtime Deals Should End in Intention, Not Retention

What You Can Learn about Vendor Management from the DocuSign Breach While some industries may get away with the “trust but verify” model, heavily regulated industries such as financial services have no such luxury. Trust no…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care E-Note - May 2017

When a physician leaves a medical practice, especially if the physician stays in the area to compete against his/her former employer, the situation can become stressful and acrimonious. Please see full E-Note below for more…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Labor & Employment E-Note - May 2017

The House recently passed a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow certain employees to choose to take paid time off rather than overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Ron Flowers and…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Will The Fiduciary Rule Live on Even if it is Repealed?

The Department of Labor fiduciary rule was supposed to be implemented on April 10, 2017. That date was pushed back to June 9 so that it could be reassessed, and possibly modified or even repealed. The rule as it stands would…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

LeBron, Stephan and the Essence of Florida Non-Competes

As this blog post goes to press, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics just began their series to determine which team will face the winner of the series between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs. To…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

New Georgia Sick Leave Law Requires Employers to Allow Employees to Use Sick Leave to Care for Family Members

The Georgia state legislature passed, and on May 8th Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed, the Family Care Act. The act requires employers who already offer their employees paid sick leave, to use that paid sick leave to not only…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The First 100 Days on Planet Immigration

The first months of President Trump’s administration have been a whirlwind of activity, and certainly immigration has been the subject of several executive orders and much controversy. The natural question that arises from all…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: May 2017 Newsletter

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the…more
 /  Health

In Win for Debt Buyers, Supreme Court Holds Filing Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy on Stale Debts Does Not Violate FDCPA

In Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a debt collector does not run afoul of the FDCPA by filing a proof of claim in bankruptcy on a stale debt. In its 5-3 decision, the Court sided with the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Revocation of Enrollment in the Medicare Program- A Powerful Weapon in Medicare’s Arsenal

In 2014, CMS issued a final rule related to 42 CFR 424.535, which gave CMS expanded authority to impose penalties on providers. Although the rule is several years old, the first version published in 2006, the rule has been…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

WannaCry Ransomware – What You Need to Know

Starting on Friday, May 12th , computers in countries around the world have fallen victim to the latest ransomware attack. As of Monday morning, it is estimated that more than 150 countries have infected systems, totaling over…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Burr Alert: Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act Held Unconstitutional

On Monday, May 8, 2017, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Pat Ballard unexpectedly ruled that the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act is unconstitutional. Specifically, Judge Ballard found the $220 per week cap on workers’…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Worker’s Compensation

Burr Alert: Bill to Allow Employees to Choose Between Overtime Wages and Paid Time Off Passes in House

The House has finally taken action on overtime laws, though not the type of action employers have been anticipating over the past few years. On May 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representativespassed a bill entitled the Working…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

When Is the Contractor’s Termination for Default Proper? When It Does Bad Things

Sometimes you “do” bad things. Sometimes you “look like” you do bad things. Just look at the difference between Bad-boy Jack and my youngest daughter, Haven, who just “looks like” she’s up to no good. In the world of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting
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