Burr & Forman

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

Supreme Court Set To Weigh In On Class Action Waivers

In late 2017 or early 2018, employers should anticipate clarity from the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether arbitration agreements requiring workers to waive their right to file class or collective actions violates the National…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Largest EMTALA Settlement Underscores the Difficulty of Treating Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Room

On June 2, 2017, Anderson, S.C.-based AnMed Health and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General entered into the largest settlement under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (“EMTALA”)…more
 /  Health

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: September 2017

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

Burr Alert: Procedure for Perfecting a Mechanic’s Lien Claim in Alabama

Introduction A mechanic’s lien is a construction lien placed on real property which arises in favor of parties who furnish labor or material that is incorporated into the construction of a building or other improvement to land…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

5th Circuit Hints SEC ALJs Unconstitutional

In an Opinion highlighting the Circuit split over the constitutionality of SEC administrative law judges (“ALJs”), the Fifth Circuit recently stayed an FDIC civil-penalty and bar order against a Bank director, pending complete…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

Second Circuit Holds Contractually Provided Consent Cannot Be Revoked

Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, No. 16-2104-cv (2nd Cir. August 21, 2017) - Plaintiff leased a car from Defendant. A term of the lease stated: You [Reyes] also expressly consent and agree that Lessor…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Waters of the U.S.: Extension of Public Comment Period to Re-establish Historic Rule and Announcement of Public Meetings for Proposed New Rule

In late August, EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced an extension of the public comment period for a proposal to recodify a pre-existing rule defining the scope of waters of the United States. The recodification…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

DOL to Postpone Deadline for Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor has received OMB certification, and sought expedited notice-and-comment, for a rule change that would postpone the full implementation deadline for its Fiduciary Rule from January 1, 2018 until July 1,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Health Care Companies Find Direction to Combat Cybersecurity Threats

More than 27 million patient records were affected by health care data breaches in 2016, according to a health care cybersecurity company. The cost associated with these breaches is staggering: an estimated $355 per stolen…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Claim Finding that Interpretation of Act Was Objectively Reasonable

In Pedro v. Equifax, Inc., — F.3d —, 2017 WL 3623926 (11th Cir. 2017), the Eleventh Circuit held that it was not objectively unreasonable for TransUnion, LLC to interpret section 1681e(b) of the Fair Credit Report Act (“FCRA”)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - August 2017

In an article published on August 17, 2017 by Law360, Burr’s Larry Litow and Kapila Mukamal’s Barry Mukamal discuss their recent involvement in a case involving a South Florida beachfront condominium hotel that successfully…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

SEC’s Cybersecurity Risk Alert Reflects Advisory Firms are Gambling with Your Data

In August 2017, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued a Cybersecurity risk alert directed at financial advisory firms. As part of the SEC’s 2014 Cybersecurity Initiative, seventy-five firms,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Martoma: Second Circuit Abrogates Newman, Broadens Dirks

A Second Circuit Panel held that the Supreme Court’s Salman decision abrogated the Circuit’s Newman requirement of a “close personal relationship” under the “gift theory” of insider-trading; the dissent claims the Panel decision…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Eleventh Circuit Moves Toward Bright Line Rule That Debtors Cannot Retain Real Property Post- Discharge Without Reaffirming the Mortgage Debt

Last year, Burr & Forman lawyers won a decisive victory in the Eleventh Circuit, in the case of In re Failla, 838 F.3d 1170 (11th Cir. 2016). In Failla, the Eleventh Circuit held that a debtor who files a statement of intention…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Aloha Cash Buyers: FinCEN Issues Advisory to Financial Institutions; Expands Geographic Tracking Order to Include Honolulu, Wire Transfers

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the revision of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) Tuesday. The GTO requires title insurers to report beneficial ownership information on legal entities, including…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential
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