Burr & Forman

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420 North 20th Street
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Birmingham, AL 35203 , United States
Phone: (205) 251-3000
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

11th Circuit Clarifies FDCPA/FCCPA Issues Re Periodic Mortgage Statements After Bankruptcy

In Helman v. Bank of America, 15-13672, 2017 WL 1350728 (11th Cir. April 12, 2017) the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal clarified important issues regarding the use of periodic mortgage statements after a bankruptcy discharge…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Does Title VII Prohibit Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: the Eleventh Circuit Says No, While the Seventh Circuit Says Yes

Since its inception, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) has prohibited employers from discriminating against employees and applicants because of their sex. In the past couple of years, plaintiffs, affinity…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: April 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

Florida's Fourth DCA Holds Borrower is Not Entitled to Attorney’s Fees for Dismissal Based on Lack of Standing to Foreclose

Florida’s Fourth DCA issued an opinion on April 12, 2017 in Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Glass, No. 4D15-4561, following suit with the Third and Fifth DCAs in denying a borrower’s motion for attorney’s fees based on a provision in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Buyers Beware! Florida’s District Courts of Appeal Confirm that Third Party Purchasers Have Little to No Right to Participate in Foreclosure Proceedings

Third party purchaser lacks standing to participate in foreclosure proceeding, absent assertion of intention to redeem the property. After the Second District Court of Appeal issued a per curiam affirmance of the entry of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Labor Delays Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor yesterday adopted a rule delaying the April 10 effective date of its “Fiduciary Rule” for 60 days. The delay gives Labor time to complete the re-study mandated by Trump’s February executive order…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Acknowledging Climate Change But Limiting the Role of Science?

The past week was not a good one for the cause of science as it relates to environmental issues and may foreshadow what might be described as an Age of Un-enlightenment…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Corporate E-Note - March 2017

Burr & Forman recently defended the contract manufacturer XYMOGEN, Inc. in a federal jury trial involving a $16,000,000 lost profits claim by a disgruntled former customer. Please see full E-Note below for more…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Health, Securities Law, Taxation

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - March 2017

In an article published in the April 2017 issue of The Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Jonathan Sykes and Correy Karbiener provide insight on whether § 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code protects transfers made to repay commercial…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

West Virginia Legislature Approves Amendments to WVCCPA

The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee and the West Virginia Senate recently approved amendments to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (“WVCCPA”), West Virginia Code §§ 46A-1-101 et seq, which was last…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

A Physician is Leaving Your Practice – "Must Have" Employment Agreement Provisions (Part I)

The following is the first installment of a three-part series discussing important provisions in physician employment agreements. When a physician leaves a medical practice, especially if the physician stays in the area to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Synchs Excise Tax to DOL's Enforcement Policy on Fiduciary Rule

The IRS released guidance this week announcing that it will not apply IRC § 4975 excise taxes (15% on prohibited transactions) and related reporting requirements “with respect to any transaction or agreement to which the DOL’s…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Construction E-Note - March 2017

In an article published on March 10, 2017 by Construction Executive, Meghan Cox provides guidance on how businesses can reduce the risks associated with violence in the workplace and how businesses should handle this violence if…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment E-Note - March 2017

If your employees use business vehicles or personal vehicles for work, you should take heed of Great American Alliance Ins. Co. v.Anderson, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 2277 (11th Cir. Feb. 8, 2017), involving approximately $1 million…more
 /  Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Burr Alert: Lenders Beware: 11th Circuit holds borrower’s false oral statement regarding single asset does not provide basis for non-dischargeability action under § 523(a)(2)(A)

Section 523(a)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code is clear that a debtor can discharge a debt for money obtained by a false statement respecting the debtor’s financial condition unless that statement is in writing. What hasnot been clear…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure
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