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Friday Fun – Why Hollywood Loves Lawyers!

This is fun for a Friday. The ABA Journal has come out with top “law” movies of the last 100 years.  The article opines “…From Sophocles to Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky to Dickens, John Grisham to Scott Turow, the world’s great poets … Continue reading

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A few words from an old friend on Summer Camp Safety

Corey Andres is a sports and recreation expert, who specializes in sports programming, recreational facilities design and safety, athletic training conditioning, and youth camp supervision and administration. A few years back, Corey served as an expert witness for us in a … Continue reading

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A “LEGAL REMEDY” for your Valentine’s Day?

OK, as we all head into this romantic Valentine’s weekend, why bother which “degree of grey” suits you best, when you can get those passionate juices flowing by just contemplating a bunch of lawyers in GREY SUITS?  Seriously, think about … Continue reading

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A quick look back, before 2014 gets too far in the rear view…

Before 2014 gets too far in the distant past (where the heck did January go?), let’s look at some of the more important civil law appellate opinions from late in the year. More analysis will follow as time permits, but … Continue reading

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When is a Civil Contempt fine more than a fine? In a brand new opinion from the Court of Appeals, a “creative” order from a District Court Judge was given a stamp of approval. The defendant in Tyll v. Berry was … Continue reading

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NC Statewide Primary has one VERY important judicial race!

Just sent out the latest LEGAL TRENDS ODDS & ENDS newsletter regarding the beginning of “early voting” and the NC statewide primary election.  Perhaps the most important race is one at the bottom of the ballot for a seat on … Continue reading

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Marching to Madness – LEGAL TRENDS newsletter discusses the madness of spending millions on judicial races

The March 2014 e-dition of LEGAL TRENDS, ODDS & ENDS has been posted, and it highlights a whole new kind of “March Madness” on the “courts” — the courts of law in North Carolina. http://conta.cc/1e1hPXe  

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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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