Burr & Forman

420 North 20th Street
Suite 3400
Birmingham, AL 35203, United States
Phone: (205) 251-3000
Fax: (205) 458-5100
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Employers May Include Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

Since January 2012, employers nationwide have had to grapple with uncertainty about whether they can include class-action or collective-action waivers in their employment-arbitration agreements. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

ACA International Heavily Influences District Court’s Holding Defendant Did Not Use ATDS

Herrick v. GoDaddy.com, LLC, No. CV 16-00254-PHX-DJH, 2018 WL 2229131 (D. Ariz. May 14, 2018) - Background - In 2015, Defendant contracted with a third-party web-based software application company called 3Seventy to send a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Words and Numbers: Contractor Forfeits Bid Bond When It Mistakenly Leaves Out “Thousand” Word

Contractors make mistakes with words. Contractors make mistakes with numbers. And sometimes, a mistake with words leads to a mistake with numbers…more
 /  Construction Law

Best Practices to Detect and Prevent File-Less and Click-Less Malware

Hackers are clever at exploiting weaknesses in an organization’s systems. They are also efficient. After an organization installs robust cybersecurity controls, hackers will typically look for an easier target or they will…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care : Helpful Hints – May 2018

OIG Issues New Advisory Opinion on May 7, 2018 - The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) approved a proposed arrangement involving medical devices/supplies. OIG Advisory Opinion No. 18-02 concerns an arrangement where a…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Say What? The Rise of Criminal Liability for Construction Accidents

Last week marked the end of Construction Safety Week 2018, a combined effort by the Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum…more
 /  Construction Law

How Important Is That Little Green Card? Pretty Darn Important Says One Court.

We live in a world of e-mails, IMs, texts, Snapchats, Instagrams and the occasional fax. Although information is transmitted instantaneously in today’s environment, proof of receipt of that information (often called “Notice”)…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA in Wake of ACA International Decision

On May 14, 2018, in the wake of the landmark decision ACA International v. FCC, 855 F.3d 687 (D.C. Cir. 2018), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice seeking comment on a myriad of topics…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

FINRA Proposes New Fee and Honorarium For Late Cancellation or Continuation of Prehearing Conferences

FINRA has proposed a new $100 per-arbitrator fee and a $100 per-arbitrator honorarium for the late cancellation or continuation of prehearing conferences in FINRA arbitrations…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Can I Waive a Patient’s Co-Pay?

I am occasionally asked by providers whether or not they can waive a co-pay for a particular patient. There are many reasons providers wish to waive co-pays: financial hardship, professional courtesy, employee discounts, etc…more
 /  Health

Northern District of Ohio Follows Second Circuit's Reyes Decision

In Barton v. Credit One Financial d/b/a Credit One Bank, No. 16CV2652, 2018 WL 2012876, (N.D. Ohio April 30, 2018), the Northern District of Ohio followed the Second Circuit’s decision in Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

DOL Adopts the “Primary Beneficiary” Test for Internship Programs

As summer months approach and students begin searching for seasonal employment, many employers are faced with the logistics of internship programs, specifically whether an unpaid internship meets the requirements of the Fair…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Whether by Guidance or Rule, Fundamental Changes Continue at EPA

Through a combination of memoranda and a recently proposed rulemaking, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to affect longstanding and fundamental components of EPA programs. The merits (or lack thereof) may be lost as the…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Labor & Employment E-Note - April 2018

On April 2, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro that automotive service advisers are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the FLSA. In its 5-4 decision authored by Justice Clarence…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - April 2018

On March 28, Alabama adopted a data privacy law, the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 (SB318). While Alabama is one of the last states to adopt such an act, the Act is notable in its requirements, and applies to any…more
 /  Finance & Banking
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