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•Phil is listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and personal injury litigation
•Phil is an AV preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings which is the highest rating an attorney can receive from the National Peer Review Ratings program
•James E. Barber Jr. v. Hugh Hood MD and Roy Roddam MD CV 2:15-997 - Obtained a defense verdict in federal court representing two physicians in a matter involving the alleged inappropriate denial of total hip surgery of a patient suffering from end stage arthritis.
•Doss v. Ragsdale Northern District Alabama CV 12-2718 - Obtained a defense verdict in Federal court for a nurse in a Federal court jury involving claim for an alleged untreated incarcerated hernia.
•Northern District Alabama Davidson v. Corizon CV 11-3929 - Obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court for a physician in a matter involving allegations of ear infection and hearing loss.
•Southern District of Alabama Howell v. Corizon 12-272 - Obtained Judgment as a matter of law in Federal court jury trial in employment discrimination suit.
•Northern District Alabama Foster v. Target 14-1471 - Obtained Summary Judgment in premises liability matter pending in Federal Court.
•Godwin v. Corizon Middle District Alabama CV 15-403 - Obtained summary judgment in matter involving claims of hostile environment, racial discrimination and retaliation.
•Obtained favorable decision in a Federal Black Lung matter on appeal before the benefits review board which remanded the case to the ALJ with instructions to reconsider the evidence regarding total disability because the BRB
•Burton v. Drummond (12/6/2016) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung matter on appeal before the Benefits Review Board which remanded the case to the ALJ with instructions to reconsider the evidence regarding total disability because the BRB agreed with the Operator that the substantial evidence did not support a finding for total disability pursuant to 20 C.F.R. 718.204(b)(2)(iv).
•Vickery v. Drummond (11/25/2016) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial before Administrative Law Judge Scott Morris where the miner worked in underground mining for at least thirty years and was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, but the Court held the evidence did not support a finding of total disability.
•Franks v. Drummond (11/18/2016) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial with Administrative Law Judge Scott Morris where the miner was diagnosed with “legal” pneumoconiosis, was employed more than ten years as a truck driver after leaving the mines and failed to prove that his pulmonary/respiratory impairment, standing alone, prevented him from performing his usual coal mine employment.
•Cooper v. Drummond 11/15/2016 - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial with Administrative Law Judge Scott Morris in which the miner had 17 years of total coal mine employment, was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, but did not establish a change in condition of entitlement and prove that he was now totally disabled or totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis.
•Thomas v. Drummond (9/13/16) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial with Administrative Law Judge Lystra Harris where the miner had 23 years of qualifying coal mine employment. Claimant was unable to prove total disability or the existence of pneumoconiosis.
News & Insights
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•SDF Attorneys Piggott and Presley Obtain Complete Summary Judgment in a Case Alleging Violations of 42 USC 1981, Title VII and the FMLA
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Phil Piggott Obtains Defense Verdict in Federal Court
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•Federal Black Lung Litigation Practice Group -Blog Post
•Phil Piggott Obtains Defense Verdict on Behalf of a Medical Provider in Federal Court
•Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Phil Piggott Obtains Judgment as a Matter of Law
•Sixteen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Starnes Attorney Phil Piggott Prevails in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Obtain Affirmance from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
•Piggott Prevails Before Alabama Supreme Court
•Piggott & Salter Obtain Favorable Opinion From The Supreme Court of Alabama
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