Category Archives: Legal Trends

Justice Kagan takes the cake! (…or fish)

Although I don’t know the context, or the underlying issues in the case that led to this opinion from Justice Kagan, I’m not sure it really matters. Apparently there was some dispute about whether a statute authorized criminal sanctions for … Continue reading

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Judicial Elections 2014…and other scary ghost stories!

Ah, late October…Time for spooky, scary, silly antics in the hopes of getting some sweet treats.  Of course, I am talking about the election season, which blessedly, is soon coming to an end. Early voting in North Carolina begins tomorrow (Thursday … Continue reading

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How can someone not living in your house still be a “HOUSEHOLD RESIDENT”?

This has been quite a year for insurance coverage cases in North Carolina.  So far in 2014, there have been at least three opinions handed down by the N.C. Court of Appeals that are worth close examination for their explanations … Continue reading

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A victory for the good guys… courtesy of the NC Court of Appeals.

In a unanimous decision, the Appeals Court agreed with our position that the North Carolina Industrial Commission was wrong when it dismissed our client’s case involving a school bus, and a young child who was killed while crossing a rural … Continue reading

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Advice to Keep Halloween Safe-via Channel 9

Reporter Jason Stoogenke interviewed me last week to understand better how residents can protect themselves from possible liability.

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NC Court of Appeals Proves Once Again — Being A Landowner Doesn’t Always Mean Having To Say You’re Sorry…

In a tough case involving crippling injuries to a Charlotte worker, the North Carolina Court of Appeals just last month handed down a case that once again proves that just because someone who is injured on your property — even … Continue reading

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At least ONE good new law…Yaaaaay!!

Folks who know me well, know that I have not been a big fan of this General Assembly, so I want to take any opportunity I can to broadcast some good news coming from Raleigh.  Session Law 2013-159 brought about a … Continue reading

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