Burr & Forman

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Birmingham, AL 35203, United States
Phone: (205) 251-3000
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Florida Statute 95.11(3)(C) Has Been Amended to Address the Ruling in Cypress Fairway Condo. V. Bergeron Constr. Co.

In Cypress Fairway Condo. v. Bergeron Constr. Co., 164 So. 3d 706 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) the 5thDistrict Court of appeals defined “completion of the contract” to mean completion of performance by both sides of the contract, not…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Fourth Circuit Holds that Federal Courts Have Concurrent Jurisdiction with Surface Transportation Board over ICCTA Claims

On November 16, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit joined the First, Fifth and Sixth Circuits in ruling that claims arising from the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (“ICCTA”) can be…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Transportation

Massachusetts District Court Finds VoIP Service is Not Cellular Service Per Se Under the TCPA

In Breda v. Cellco Partnership, No. 16-11512-DJC, 2017 WL 5586661 (D. Ma. Nov. 17, 2017), the plaintiff, Robin Breda (“Plaintiff”) claimed Cellco Partnership (“Cellco”) violated § 227(b)(1) of the Telephone Consumer Protection…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Federal Court Denies Class Certification in TCPA Suit Against Auto-Lender Exeter Finance

In Billy Ginwright v. Exeter Finance Corp., No. 8:16-cv-565-TDC, ECF No. 107, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 194739, 2017 WL 5716756 (D. Md. Nov. 28, 2017), a federal district court recently denied Plaintiff’s motion to certify a class…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

SEC About-Face, About Time, on ALJs

On November 29, the SEC did an about-face and admitted its ALJs are “inferior officers” (not merely employees) subject to the Constitution’s Article II appointment provisions. The Solicitor General’s brief on behalf of the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

The SEC’s Cyber Unit Files Its First Complaint Against an “Initial Coin Offering”

Implemented in September, the Securities Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Cyber Unit has brought its first enforcement action against an “Initial Coin Offering” (“ICO”) called PlexCoin. ICOs, which are listed on digital exchanges,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - November 2017

Two Burr attorneys recently led panel discussions at the Annual Conference of the Conference on Consumer Finance Law at its recent event in Ft. Worth, TX, on November 2-3. Nashville Partner Zach Miller led the panel discussing…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

Corporate E-Note - November 2017

In this Alert, Warren Matthews and Lee Thuston share key takeaways from the “State of the Automotive Industry in the U.S.” presentation during the 2017 Southern Automotive Conference. Thuston shared remarks at the conference,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transportation

White Collar Courier: Delivering News and Providing Guidance in White Collar Matters

In part one of this series, I detailed how the U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases. See “Part One: DOJ Devotes Resources, Vows to Come After…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care E-Note - November 2017

Health care law and policy occupy a prime place in the current news cycle. Much of the attention revolves around the actions or inactions of Congress and the White House, particularly with regard to their impact on the future…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

Labor & Employment E-Note - November 2017

It seems that almost every day, another high-profile executive, politician or celebrity has now been accused of scandalous sexual harassment directed at subordinate employees. This topic not only increases news ratings, its real…more
 /  Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The So-Called “Innocent Spouse” Defense to Denial of Discharge Under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(3)

Under § 727(a)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code, a court shall not grant a debtor’s discharge if “the debtor has concealed, destroyed, mutilated, falsified, or failed to keep or preserve any recorded information, including books,…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

FMCSA ELD Mandate is Here, but Will Have Grace Period

The December 18, 2017 compliance deadline for the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is quickly approaching for the transportation industry. The mandate will require all drivers of commercial motor vehicles who are…more
 /  Transportation

Now Hear This: Preventing Sexual Harassment Claims

It seems that almost every day, another high-profile executive, politician or celebrity has now been accused of scandalous sexual harassment directed at subordinate employees. This topic not only increases news ratings, its real…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Headed Toward a Tipping Point?

Health care law and policy occupy a prime place in the current news cycle. Much of the attention revolves around the actions or inactions of Congress and the White House, particularly with regard to their impact on the future…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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