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
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  • Alabama
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  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Split Commission Can't Reverse Insider-Trading Dismissal

Trader Joseph Ruggieri finally prevailed last week, when SEC Commissioners Stein and Piwowar split on whether Enforcement proved his four trades (in 2010-2011) were made on inside information…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

MSRB's G-42 Guidance Notes Ambiguities for MAs in Conduit Issues

Last week, the MSRB issued “guidance” on the application of Rule G-42 conduct standards for Municipal Advisors in conduit issues. The “guidance” highlights ambiguities from the “for or on behalf” language in the MA Rule when…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Shipped Goods Deemed “Received” Upon Physical Possession for Allowed Claims for Administrative Expenses in Bankruptcy

Signed, sealed, delivered, but am I yours? Apparently not, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, at least in the context of allowed administrative expense claims under Section 503(b)(9) of the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Transportation

DOL Will Not Defend Obama Era FLSA Salary Threshold Rule, but Uncertainty Continues

Employers who have been anxiously awaiting an answer as to whether the Department of Labor (“DOL”) will continue to defend the Obama Administration’s controversial overtime rule that was temporarily blocked by a federal court…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Cyber Threats Equal Serious Threats

Every where you look these days, there seems to be another report of a cyber attack--attacks which do not discriminate based on industry type, size of business, or impact. In other words, everyone is vulnerable. In fact, the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

2nd Circuit Weighs in on Certifying Classes Involving Foreign Securities

In In re Petrobras Securities Litigation, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion regarding the standards for certifying a class involving foreign securities. Petrobras is a multinational Brazilian gas…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Meaningful Use and the Costs of Noncompliance

It is something of an understatement to note that the U.S. healthcare legal landscape is currently experiencing a degree of transition and uncertainty. There is no shortage of changes to discuss, debate, and, perhaps, grow…more
 /  Health

6th Circuit Rejects GOP Suit Against MA Pay-to-Play Rule

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a suit by the Tennessee, Georgia and New York Republican parties challenging the constitutionality of an MSRB extending pay-to-play prohibition to municipal advisors. The Court held…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

Burr Alert: This Old Waiver? I’ve Had it for Years

The Georgia Supreme Court has further eroded the viability of the Georgia confirmation statute with its recent decision in York v. RES-GA LJY, LLC. In York, the Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s application of last year’s…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

If you get a strange e-mail from Department of State . . .

When you apply for visas for your employees, the employees will probably be required to appear at a U.S. Consulate in his or her home country to finish the visa application. President Trump’s directive that U.S. Consulates…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Spearin Doctrine: A Construction Case Described in A Tweet!

I read in my Twitter feed this morning about a recent case where the Missouri Court of Appeals formally adopted the Spearin Doctrine. I immediately wondered if I could explain the Spearin Doctrine in less than 140 characters…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

Put Aside Global Warming and Consider Evidence That Air Pollution in the U.S. Harms Local Populations

Last Thursday, National Public Radio reported on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which offers evidence that air pollution continues to kill thousands in the United States every year…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Florida 5th DCA Distinguishes Troublesome Hicks Opinion, and Other Statute of Limitations News

Last week, Florida’s Fifth DCA and Second DCA issued two seminal opinions; Klebanoff v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon, and Huntington National Bank v. Watters, which clarify the cloud of uncertainty that had engulfed the statute of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Supreme Court allows Trump Administration to Partially Enforce Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order today that granted the Trump Administration’s petitions for certiorari and partially granted the Administration’s motions to stay injunctions of the so-called “travel ban.” This means that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Health Care E-Note - June 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
 /  Health
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