The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently affirmed a trial court's order granting summary judgment for a defendant physician represented by Starnes Davis Florie attorneys, Todd Huntley and Will Axon. The suit arose out of the plaintiff's claim that the defendant made an improper statement about her during the course of the physician-patient relationship. Specifically, the plaintiff set forth claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, fraudulent suppression, negligence and wantonness, outrage and violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA"). At the trial court level, it was successfully argued that there were no legal grounds for any of the six claims made by the plaintiff. On appeal, the Court of Civil Appeals agreed with the defendant's and the trial court's reasoning and affirmed the order with no opinion.